Thursday, October 29, 2009

Never Give Up, Never Surrender

I've lost focus on improving my body composition and that's not good.

I decided to renew focus last August with the hope that the third attempt (phase 3) at Weight Watchers getting me to where I needed to be weight-wise to optimize the chances for my athletic "success." I had been successful at WW in the past. In summary:

  • WW Phase 1 began on May 22, 2007 and on that day, even though I'd been dieting a while (unofficially) I weighed (officially) 328.4.

  • WW Phase 2 began on 10/14/08 and on that day I weighed 287.2.

  • WW Phase 3 began on 8/27/09 and on that day I weighed 258.2.

  • Today I weighed in at 254.8 lbs. This is down 73.6 lbs from the beginning of phase 1, 32.4 lbs from the beginning of phase 2, and 3.4 lbs from the beginning of phase 3. Many consider this successful but I'm not done yet. I do know I don't want a phase 4.

    So I've decided to follow the advice from "Galaxy Quest" and to "never give up, never surrender." I have some excuses that I could blame for my current lack of progress but it all comes down to focus and desire. I've decided to make this a priority.

    There is a local health club that has plastered advertisements around New York (just in time for the marathon that I won't be running) that state that 75% of all weight gain happens between Halloween and Valentine's Day. Don't know if this statement is factual or not but I'm going to use it as motivation. My goal will be to flip this around a little and make the focus of this time period my weight loss. I'm going to make my Thursday blog posts to center around this effort so feel free to tune out if you don't want to read about fat guys eating salad and the like. I'm not going to state a goal yet but I'm not giving up and won't surrender.


    Jess said...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I think your weight loss progress is really impressive so far. Stick with it and you won't have to worry about a Phase 4!

    Big Daddy Diesel said...

    Congrats on the weight loss, one my offseason goals to lose some weight in the off season, isnt it just great that there is a 4 month window of food holidays and crappy weather, someone is just evil out there!!

    Diane said...

    Hi Rockstar! I will, of course, be cheering for you. Funny but I have been thinking lately about how I usually gain weight during this time of year. My big dark chocolate truffle making weekend is coming up soon - always a challenge for me. I will be looking forward to your Thursday posts and am wondering if you are going to start putting up some recipes too? Just kidding!!

    Unknown said...

    You're a Rockstar just for renewing focus! It's hard, isn't it? Best wishes for success!!!!

    Al's CL Reviews said...

    You'll do great! Renewed focus to ya!