Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Stepping Up and Jumping Down
The following picture has NOT been modified in any way by any one.
I jumped the 200 pounds mark and joined the one hundred pounder group, holy Molly! There is no turning back, I’m going down. I don’t have a parachute so how much damage will be inflicted? I’ll know once I’m on firm ground.
As I said nothing has been modified in the picture. I have been keeping watch on that jump to get below 200 for a few days now. I think the scale was teasing me, for two days in a row it was showing 200.0. For those 2 days, I was only wearing a smile when I stepped on the scale even waited for nature to take its course before weighing in. After the second day I was thinking about shaving my legs in order to tip the scale in my favor.
My goal is to lose 65 pounds in a year. I will accomplish this in 5 steps.
Step 1 – Lose 20 pounds
This will bring my weight to 195 pounds. This is the steps where you learn to say “NO” to friends, family, stranger and yourself. No cake, No chips, No wine, Yes to water (nobody likes negative people). It’s the learning step. Weight at the end: 195 pounds
Step 2 – Lose 15 pounds
That step will change my label from obese to overweight. Can’t wait to proudly tell everyone, “I’m Overweight!” Weight at the end: 180 pounds
Step 3 - Repeat Step 2
This is when your mind is working its hardest at tripping you… “No Richard you are feeling great you don’t need to go further”. The easiest way of dealing with that: “Shut up mind, you don’t know what you are talking about.” Weight at the end: 165 pounds
Step 4 – Lose last 15 pounds
I didn’t put any time frame on any of those steps, but this one will take the longest. It will change my label from overweight to normal. This is the weight I was in my late teen and early twenties, too bad I threw away all my clothes from then. Weight at the end: 150 pounds
Step 5 – Maintain
Just thought I’d mentioned it here to remind myself about it. This is when I’ll see if I really changed my lifestyle or if I just dieted and I’m slipping back. I’ll have more to say about this as I get closer to this step.
My goal is to achieve all this in a year but I’m realistic and if after 6 months I see it’s not feasible in my allotted time or if I have already reached my goal, I’ll adjust but I WILL NOT QUIT.
Are you stepping up and jumping down?