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Monday, September 17, 2007

Week 33 Weigh-In

This morning I weighed 288.6 lbs. This is a 2.8 lb. loss this week for a total of 91.4 lbs. lost. My Fat ratio is 29.6%. I measured wrong last week, so this is up from last week. Last week's should have been 29.6% as well. With this percent, I have 203.2 lbs. of lean mass and 85.4 lbs. of fat mass. My waist remain 52.5 inches.

Getting below 290 is a big deal for me. This means that I have less than 100 pounds to go.The ticker at the top finally is counting in double digits instead of triple digits. Also, I have a few milestones coming up soon. When I hit 285, that will mark the half-way point as far a weight loss goes. Then at 280, I will have lost 100 lbs. Then at 272 I will reach the point of obesity without qualifiers. 45+ super obese, 40-45 morbidly obese, 35-40 severely obese, 30-35 obese, 25-30 over weight, 20-25 healthy.

The weight loss is a significant factor in my fitness. It is encouraging to see the weight go. However, it is one component in my overall journey of fitness. My fitness through exercise is a huge component in this journey. I am six weeks away from running in a race. I am certain that I will be the fattest guy there running, but I don't care. I still want to do it. This has been great motivation to keep going on my running program.

Another motivation has been the president's fitness challenge. In fact, I just earned a silver medal in the president's champions category. I will earn the gold by the year's end or shortly thereafter.

Thoughts are mightier than strength of hand -- Sophocles

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

9 comments:

Christine said...

Congrats to you with your loss, that's amazing.

Lily T said...

I love the cartoon!

Congratulations on achieving this momentous milestone!

Sayre said...

You are doing well!!!! Don't worry about being the fattest guy there running - delight in the fact that you are there and that you ARE running!

ArleneWKW said...

Congratulations on milestones reached and within reach. I did a rare laugh out loud with your cartoon.

Twix said...

Like I said before. You ROCK!!! That's amazing! Throws confetti your way!!!

It's great to see the BMI numbers drop!


:D

Dee said...

Wow! What an amazing achievement. You're such an inspiration! I have the same sort of weight to lose than you do and I'm only just getting started.
Congratulations!

Spidey said...

Good work Half-Man! Soon you will be 75 pounds away, and then 50!!

Cheri Mae said...

Thank you so much for posting about your success and motivations! I'm going to bookmark your blog, because I know it will be inspiring for me to read on my own weight loss journey. (I have 22 lb to go before I reach my goal.) Blessings and graces to you!

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your success! I'm working on the President's Challenge as well, and it's really helped me to stay active. I was also pleasantly surprised to discover the Platinum level, because I was wondering if I was going to have to start over or find another contest/challenge. Running has been a way to help me stay motivated too; it's fun to have new road races to chart my progress.

Stay strong during the holidays! You're doing splendidly!