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Monday, July 30, 2007

Week 26 Weigh-In 6 Months

Yesterday marked the six month point on my journey of fitness. I celebrated by taking a 14 mile bike ride.

Today, I weighed 301 lbs. (Drat!) which is a 1.4 lb. loss since last week. So I guess I didn't make my goal to get under 300 by the end of July. I know, PATIENCE GRASSHOPPER. Hopefully, I will get there next week. This is a total of 79 lbs. lost. My body fat is 32.1% giving me 204.4 lbs.(+0.6) of lean and 96.6 lbs.(-2) of fat. I have lost a total 21% of my body weight. So I guess I am currently 4/5ths Man, lol.

My waist measures 54.5 inches (-0.25). The waist issue really bugs me. It's not the size so much, but the difference between what it measures and the size of the pants I wear. Size 50's are starting to get loose on me, so I have started wearing size 48's which are a little tight, but not too bad. I would think that this meant my waist was somewhere between 49 and 50 inches. I guess the two numbers will get closer as I lose more fat.

Speaking of my waist. Yesterday, my oldest daughter was hugging me and told me she knew I was getting smaller because she could almost get her hands all the way around me. I am looking forward to the day when she discovers she can easily get her arms around me.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

12 comments:

"The Captain" said...

Good job Halfman. Your following the blueprints of success.
Jeff

Christine said...

Hey Daddy! Great to hear from you! Congrats on your loss! With your hectic life I am surprised you even remembered to feed yourself! How's baby?? Hope everything is great. Take care.

ArleneWKW said...

Congratulations on the weight loss, but even more so for the self discipline that you've been exercising over the past 6 months. And 3M (multi-mega-mighty) congratulations on the birth of your son.

Sayre said...

79 pounds in 6 months is a hell of an accomplishment... don't berate yourself for falling a pound short of the "end of July" goal. I am constantly amazed at how well you do and how consistantly.

celtic_girl said...

Yeah, I agree with Sayre, you have done a fabulous job Half Man congratulate yourself for that.

Half Man said...

I am not being too hard on myself. I realize that I have come a long way so far. I am just a little disappointed that I didn't get under 300. I am not beating myself up or anything. It will happen soon.

Fit Club Scott said...

You are doing exactly what you should be doing. It may seem like it's taking forever, but you'll keep the weight off this way. Amazing job!

Josh said...

"Yesterday, my oldest daughter was hugging me and told me she knew I was getting smaller because she could almost get her hands all the way around me."

Dude, that damn near made me shed a tear. Then I realized I'm a man, and don't have ovaries, where tears come from. ;)

Seriously, I cannot even imagine how awsome that felt.

Meow Meow said...

14 mile ride, WOW. That alone is an accomplishment!

Lily T said...

Yes, patience! You’ll get there!

I’m the same as you with having difficulty exercising in front of others. That is also the time when I decide to go jogging. Even though I enjoy it, I’ve had so much trouble with heal and knee pain that I tend to jog only rarely.

Lady Rose said...

Getty healthier every day my friend! keep going :)

Health and Happiness, Lady Rose (over 80 lbs lost, a mere 60ish to go)

Kim Ayres said...

6 months is a great point to reach, and you've achieved a huge amount in that time. Well done indeed!