It has been an amazing 4.5 months.
August 9th, I began a journey. I wasn't sure how it would go but I did have a destination in mind. I decided that, in one year, I wanted to go from 350 pound to 220 pounds. I picked 52 weeks to lose 130 pounds. This would require me to lose 2.5 pounds a week (on average.) I wasn't sure I could do it, but i was sure I couldn't continue as i had to that point.
Most of my jeans were size 58" waist and snug. I did have one pair of navy blue work pants that were a size 60" waist. they fit, but were a little bit loose. My 3XL shirts fit snugly and 4XL's were loose. Since i don't care much for tight fitting clothes, I was a 60" waist, 4XL kind of guy.
It has been 20 weeks since I started. By the numbers:
It has been 38.5 percent of the time I chose. 20/52 weeks
I have lost 60 percent of my goal weight loss. 78pounds/130 pounds
I have lost 23 percent of my total body weight (from 350 to 272.)
My pants have dropped in size from a 60" waist to the 46" waist pants I wear today.
My Shirts have dropped in size from 4XL to 2XL.
My collared dress shirts have dropped from 20 inch necks that I couldn't button to 17.5 inch necks that are loose.
My BMI has dropped from 53.2 to 41.4.
One week into the change, I began walking. In the 19 weeks since, i have walked over 175 miles for my health. i only count the miles I walk exclusively for exercise and not my normal day to day walking (which has increased as well.)
When I look back over the last 4 to 5 months, all I can say is .. amazing.
I give thanks to God and my family for their wonderful support.
2011 looks to be a better year as far as my health is concerned.
Let's see where we can go !!