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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Week 30 Weigh-In


I had a busy day yesterday because it was my first day back to work after taking a week off. It will be pretty busy all week. I did pretty well during the week last week, but by Friday, I gave in to some of the temptations of eating out so much. Anyhow, I weighed in yesterday at 292.8 lbs. (-0.2). I can't say what the rest are since I left my tape measure at my dad's house.

One nice problem this summer was that for most of the summer I only had one pair of shorts that fit. The rest were either too big or too small. However, I could not find any to buy at the right size either. While at my dad's, I was in Target and decided to look at their clothes. I wanted size 48 shorts. The largest they had were size 46, but they were on sale for $3. I decided to buy them hoping I would be able to wear them in about a month. Even if I only could wear them a few times before the weather got too cold, they were only $3. When I got home, I tried them on to see how tight they were. THEY FIT!!! My wife made me try an old pair of size 46 pants. They fit too.

Even with virtually no weight loss and not able to take my measurements, I can see that my body is reconfiguring. I just wish that my reconfiguring life was as exciting, lol. I discovered that the job I was hoping for in my current profession is likely a no go.

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

11 comments:

CactusFreek said...

Awesome news about the shorts! I can only imagine how amazing and encouraging that must be!
People feel the need to tell me about what diet i should do as well. One guy actualy said i should just stop eating. Oh that's really realistic..NOT!!
What you have been doing has worked great so far. Keep up the great work :o)

WeeeSplat said...

Woohoo! That's awesome, the shorts, the pants, everything!

Go you :)

Christine said...

Great loss - and YAH on the clothing fitting! That is awesome news. Take care.

Wanna_B_slim said...

Thats fantastic news about the shorts!!! Always good to drop a size or two!!!
Well done on how far you have come already!!! Keep it up...

Sayre said...

I love when I can easily get into something I couldn't close before... Even when the scale's not telling you what you want to hear, your clothing is!

Anonymous said...

Quick question - Since your lean mass is over 200lbs, are you still shooting for 180 as your final number?

Half Man said...

Thank you for all your encouraging comments.

Anonymous - Great question! Lean mass is simply whatever weight is not fat mass. This includes bones, hair, muscles, blood, water, etc... If I undertand correctly, when I lose a lot more weight, my lean mass should decline as well. My body will not need as much water in my system. I don't know if blood volume decreases or not. I hope that bone and muscles don't decline. Anyhow, my system simply won't need to hang on to as much stuff in order to keep my body going. Therefore, my lean mass should decline. I am curious to see just how much.

My goal weight was set based on the body mass index. I know that under certain conditions BMI is not accurate. Regardless, I used this as a guideline. When I get a lot closer that goal, I will need to adjust my goal. Then I will base my goal on my body fat ratio rather than BMI.

celtic_girl said...

Sometimes we need to have the occasional blow out.

Sometimes I think the non scale victories are sweeter than the scale victories - well done on th shorts.

Spidey said...

Good man! Fitting into smaller clothes feels great, don't it!

"The Captain" said...

Great job halfman for staying focussed.
jeff

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