Been a while since I updated. I started this quest about 2 months ago (actually April 9th, I started weighing myself daily), and I was 232#’s. I began counting calories, and tracking everything I ate, as well as trying to be more diligent about exercising.
In early May, I got back on the bicycle (first ride in 6 months or so, I was rusty and SORE afterwards), and have been getting more diligent about hitting the streets.
The weight has been inching down. Not as fast as I would like to see, but a pretty consistent 2+ pounds a week. There have been some setbacks. My birthday dinner, and our anniversary dinner were good splurges, but they did slow the rate of decline. Additionally when I started getting more serious and regular about cycling, I suspect that I was trading adipose fat tissue for muscle tissue. My legs are coming back, and it feels great to ride for 25 – 30 miles at a stretch.
Today, I am at 214#’s, spitting distance to 20#’s off, and I feel pretty good. I think I might be able to start jogging at lunch time again, something my feet and my weight have prevented me from doing.
The goal is to get to ~ 190#. That is a pretty comfortable weigh for my frame. At this rate, by the end of summer, I should be able to get there.