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Monday, January 14, 2008

Week 50 Weigh-In

Last Week's Weight: 267.8 lbs.
Today's Weight: 265 lbs. (-2.8)
Total Lost: 115 lbs.

Fat Ratio: 26.4% (-0)
Lean Mass: 195 lbs. (-2.1)
Fat Mass: 70 lbs. (-0.7)
Waist: 50 inches (-0.25)

This was a nice loss to see on the scale. I have reached another weight milestone. This is the weight I reached five years ago. Now it's time to push forward. It won't be easy because we are leaving on a trip to Florida at the end of the week. I am trying to plan some preemptive strikes so that what would normally be a time of horrible eating and non-existent exercise will be an opportunity for healthy eating and lots of exercise. I will write more about that in another post.

I should probably more excited about this milestone and big weight loss, but I just found out that I didn't get the job. @#$!!! I was trying to gear myself so that I wouldn't be too disappointed, but it didn't work. My wife's reaction didn't help my mood much either. It's hard to take when some one is so gleeful about the news that brings you such disappointment. I suppose I will get over it, but for now I am in a pretty crappy mood.

"Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get brightened by it, and not ground." - Josh Billings

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Kim Ayres said...

Sorry to hear about the job, but if your wife's relieved, then it's probably a good thing for your marriage in the long term.

Congrats on the weight loss - back on track!

As for Florida, try and think in terms of Damage Limitation again. The longer you can hold off the slide down, the less far you'll have to climb back.

Hope you have a good trip

cmae said...


I'm sorry about the job, but thrilled for you about this milestone, even if you are feeling ambivalent.

Nona said...

Couldn't agree with Kim more re: job/marriage and food advice.

Still disappointment never feels good and I am truly sorry about you didn't get something you obviously really wanted.

Great to hear you are continuing to lose and have reached a milestone ... and some milestone that is. Congrats!!!

Florida!!! I hope you have fun without undoing any of your hard work!!!

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Mate, I'm sorry to hear about the job. No matter how much you try to tell yourself not to get your hopes up, it's always a bit crushing when something like that happens.

Nicely done on the loss. And the trip to Florida sounds cool. This is something I need to tell myself, but if you do happen to put on some weight while you're there, don't go thinking you've failed and it's back to old habits.

Be good, yo.

Half Man said...

Kim - Thanks for the encouragement. As far as my wife's reaction goes, it was lousy. I will just leave it at that.

cmae - Thanks, it really is a big milestone.

nona - Thanks for the encouragement.

FLG - Thanks. My plan is to continue to eat healthy and exercise while on vacation. I believe it can be done. I will post on this later.

Christopher Maples said...

Sorry to hear about the job, man. I know how that sucks.

As for the Florida trip, when we went down there back in October, I just looked up the gyms they had. Thankfully, there was a Gold's (which I go to here), so I was able to hit the gym almost every day I was there. Sure you know to do that, though.

Half Man said...

Chris- Thanks. The hotel we are staying in is supposed to have work out equipment, but I am not sure what. I take a week off from lifting weights every 7th week, and next week is the 7th so I am not worried about finding a gym. I do plan to do lots of running though.