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Monday, August 18, 2008

Week 81 Weigh-In


Last Week's Weight: 241.8 lbs.
Today's Weight: 239.2 lbs. (-2.6)
Total Lost: 140.8 lbs.

Fat Ratio: 21.6%
Lean Mass: 187.5 lbs.
Fat Mass: 51.7 lbs.
Waist: 46.5 inches

My wife bought me an "inspiration" shirt for our anniversary. by "inspiration," it was supposed to be a shirt I couldn't wear until I lost more weight. It was a large, not XXXL, not XXL, not even XL, but simply large with no prefix. So I tried it on and it fit! Granted it probably runs a little large in the sizing, but it fit none the less. My poor wife. She tried the same thing last Christmas, only the shirt was XL at the time.

Anyhow, I was please to have such a large loss since we had an anniversary, a day at the county fair, a night at our favorite restaurant with awesome homemade desserts, a trip to the city which included eating out, a wine tasting, and a picnic. It's a wonder I didn't gain a ton...but then again, I am learning new habits. I am learning to respect myself. While my eating wasn't always the healthiest, I certainly didn't pig out.

Now, I have hit the next 10 lb. marker. It took about 3 months...well actually, I plateaued for 2 months, and lost he weight in the last month thanks to phase 2 of my fitness scheme. Since I started my blog, I have always taken the ugly truth pictures at every 10 lb. loss. So without any further adieu, here they are...










For comparison, you can find my 250 lb. pictures here and my first pics at 368.6 are here and here. I didn't take any at my high of 380 lbs. or at 370, but you can still see quite a difference anyhow. It makes me sick just to see those pictures, but I am certainly grateful that by the grace of God I have continued on this journey of fitness of which I pray that I remain for the rest of my life.

"If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else."--Yogi Berra


Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

11 comments:

Pandora Woman said...

-le sigh- I wish I was were you are now, looked like you do actually. Well in a female kind of way that is -grins- Mind you if I did not have the usual top side extentions that women have, I would be weighing a lot less! Anyhow, applauds on the weigh in.

I can see you have got your second wind again fatre the plateau horror. APPLAUDS.

Oh yes and congratulations to you and your wife on on your anniversary. In this day and age that alone is an achievement!

hugs,

Willow

Spider63 said...

13.8 lbs? Captain Flapjack and I need to get back on our diets!

Twix said...

You ROCK!! :D

Kim Ayres said...

I remember those earlier pics. You've come so far!

cmae said...

What a great way to celebrate your anniversary! I love fairs. Congratulations on another ten pounds lost!

LWD said...

Wow!
just ...
wow. You're looking incredible. Good show! Keep it up!

Chai said...

wow! what a transformation! you look great, btw

Will @ 4XLT said...

Hey man,

First time visitor - I stumbled onto your weight loss blog from.. well, somebody else's. Ha! Isn't that the way it always works?

I got sick of my life and size at the beginning of this year when I clocked in at a revolting 440 pounds. I recently crossed the hundred pound threshold, although there's still a long, long way to go (as in at least another ninety).

As a guy who's further down the road than me, I've got a bit of a physiological question for you: how's your body and skin taking the dramatic weight loss? I've heard stories of people having particularly saggy skin left from where they carried their fat - namely in saggy stomach pouches, man boobs, and arms. 140+ pounds in, are you running into that as well?

Thanks for your thoughts - and keep going strong!

Feel free to drop by my weight loss blog sometime!

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Looking good mate :)

Half Man said...

Pandora-Don't wish you were where I am at. Instead, focus on where you can be today, tomorrow, and next week, but mostly today. Today you can eat healthy. Today, you can be active. Today, you live a fit lifestyle.

Spider-Don't be a slacker!

Twix-thanks

Kim-Those pictures are ones that are so bad you can't get them out of your mind, lol.

cmae-thank you

lwd-I am not sure incredible is the word that comes to my mind, but certainly much better

chai-hopefully in about 50 more lbs. I will look great!

Will-thanks for commenting. You have quite a story yourself. You are certainly an inspiration.

FLG-Cheers!

Nona said...

I see a big difference and I think you look great. Keep up the fabulous work.

Your poor wife indeed. I remember your Christmas post. Still it is a great thing that it fit. Congrats!!!