This morning I weighed in at 258 LBS. I don’t remember the last time I weighed this much, maybe my senior year in High school.
This photo was taken during football season in 1998, my senior year in high school.
In 280 days I will turn thirty years old. 30 Years old… Wow it’s hard to believe that I am going to be 30 years old. That is three decades. That is 360 Months. That is 10,950 Days. Well that is enough of that you get the point. I am glad that I have made it 29 years but I now have a goal to live the next 8 months 18 days different than I have over the last 352 months. I am going to be healthy. I am going to think about everything I put into my mouth and how I can be active ever single day. Today is a new day that will lead to me losing 58 LBS over the next 280 Days. That is .20lbs a day or 1.5 LBS a week or 7.5 LBS a month. With this formula, on 8/18/2011 I will weigh 200 LBS. Here are a few pictures of me growing up.
1981 new born
1982 1 year old
1983 2 years old
1986 5 years old
1991 10 years old My little League Picture
1997 15 years old My sister Charity and I, She was prom queen of her senior prom
2000 18 Years old Traveling the country with my buddy Matt
2009 at Lake Tahoe with Ashlee
Now you have seen my progression through life. I have always struggled with my weight. I feel as if I have always relied on me being in pretty good shape but have never fully focused on losing weight so I could be healthier. So My goal over the next 280 days to get in shape (and round does not need to be the shape) and healthy.
You might ask how in the world I plan on doing this. My plan started this morning. For breakfast I had a egg white omelet with mushrooms, spinach, and a few drops of hot sauce. My beverage was Bigelow Green Tea with Lemon. A few hours later I had a serving of Chobani blueberry non fat Greek Yogurt. And for lunch I plan on eating homemade Chicken soup. I plan on working out 5 days a week. These workouts will be both cardio and strength training. Ashlee and I are planning on Running in the Knoxville Half Marathon in April which will be my first challenge of the year. I am still thinking of my next challenge, if you have any ideas let me know
When I think about my weight loss journey I think about what its going to take. It will take whipping my mind into shape. It will take planning out what I eat, planning out what I do, planning out how I am going to face church dinners, eating out, going on trips, and realizing that it is not going to happen over night. Many times in my life I have decided that I was going to lose weight. I would be excited for a little while, maybe a week or two or even sometimes a month or two. So this time I ask myself what is going to be different? What am I going to do? It is going to have to start with my mind!!! When I ran a Marathon this year there were many times that I could have cheated and my mind kept telling me that it would be ok and no one would know but I didn’t and overcame the tricks my mind continued to play with me. I will have to overcome my mind games.
Thank you for being with me on my journey. I will be posting daily about my workouts, my food that I eat, the water I drink, and the games that I have to play with my mind to achieve the goal to be 200 LBS by 8/18/2011.