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Monday, May 12, 2008

Week 67 Weigh-In

Last Week's Weight: 253.4 lbs.
Today's Weight: 251.8 lbs. (-0.8)
Total Lost: 128.2 lbs.

Fat Ratio: 23.1%
Lean Mass: 193.6 lbs.
Fat Mass: 58.2 lbs.
Waist: 47.5 inches

Sheri pointed out that I neglected to acknowledge that I reached the milestone of becoming 2/3rds man last week. So, I am pointing it out now. I have lost over a third of my original body weight. I am slowly creeping toward what in my mind is a huge milestone, that is, getting under 250 lbs. I am not sure why that number is such a psychological issue in my mind, but it is. I don't expect anything magical to happen. By this point, I realize that eating healthy and exercising will not get any easier. The law of diminishing returns became evident months ago. None the less, I am excited about getting under 250.

Although, I constantly must remind myself that this is about fitness and the weight loss is merely one component of weight loss. So in that vein, I ran 8 miles on Saturday. It was a miserable run. I had a bit of a cold. I under dressed since I didn't count on the cold breeze coming off the lake. Finally, after the first mile, I felt like I had to go to the bathroom. That was miserable. Yet, after I finished and cooled down, the urge disappeared. None the less, I ran at a great pace for me and I am glad I did it.

"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."--Chinese Proverb

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Sayre said...

Sometimes just getting started moving is the hardest part. Then continuing after the first burst of effort. But after that... you discover that the effort was worth it. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Kim Ayres said...

At under 252lbs you've now dropped just below 18 stone (1 stone = 14lbs). In he UK, stone and half-stone markers are really important.

And don't forget that once you drop below 244lbs you'll be under 120kg :)

cmae said...

Yay! That's great! Eight miles, dear God - I'm having so much trouble running three. For some reason, running these past two weeks have been very difficult. I don't seem to have the stamina I had when I first started - isn't that strange? Perhaps it's a phase.

Yeldarb said...

I keep telling one of my buddies that I'll run a 10K with him someday. That's a long time from now but its good to have goals. A 250 man running 8 miles is quite an accomplishment. Great JOB...