Monday, April 19, 2010

Laying it all out there...

This is what I posted on my brother's blog and I wanted to share it here with you all - my readers and supporters. "Haven't read this in a while. Sorry I am a little out of touch. Not to say that I would like to go away with you and Tammy, but I would like to get in on this little challenge - for me, Lisa, and everyone else. I need your help right now. I'm not sure if you are in a place to give it, but I know that I need you to check up on me and hold me accountable.

I remember when we were going to WW together we would keep each other in line and make sure we were doing the right things. Even when we weren't together we still kept plugging along and checking in with each other to help each other stay on track. I miss that and I think that I need to! So here we are on April 19, 2010 and I have gone back up with my weight and am frustrated. Not sure why, but I am! I'm sick of doing the same thing every day and am just getting burned out. I have to do this and I need to do this so I just need to "buck up" and do it!

I would like to shoot for about 38 pounds or so because that would put me at 300 lbs. This would be the lowest I have weighed in over 10 years. I was around 300 lbs. when Lisa and I go married and this would be a great accomplishment. I have not been below 276 in over 15 years so after 300 then comes 275!

I need everyone to help me out. Hold me accountable, encourage me, check in with me, and help me stay on track.

I ask this as a brother and a friend to you all that read this that may know me. "

Just wanted to get that out there and share my thoughts with you all. It seems like I am playing the weight shed YoYo over the last few months. It is both frustrating and draining - emotionally. I know what I need to be doing, but I just can't seem to get in gear and do it. It is like I have lost all of my desire to continue to shed weight. I AM FRUSTRATED SO MUCH!!!!! I just need to get back on the horse and bite the bullet and do it (that's enough cliches for one email).

So here we go - everyone jump on in here with me and get moving (literally and figuratively).


  1. Give me your weight every Thursday and I will share mine. That is when Tammy and I are taking weigh ins.

    First of all enough of the excuses ... harsh yes but this is essentially do or die. DO OR DIE!.

    Secondly - do not ever ever eat fast food again. You need something to eat well there is usually a grocery store around and they have lots of open stock fruit and vegetables. Be done with it (fast food). Get rid of it. (fast food begone)

    Third ... get your water consumption up to 100 fluid ounces a day. Seriously. If you are outside or exercising you need more than that. So drink to clean.

    You have 5 days lost in this 75 day challenge. But you can do it. I have committed to attempting 30 lbs. I am serious. This, for me is the first of the first challenges for the year. 30 lbs and then 30 more for the next and then 30 more after that.

    So NO MORE EXCUSES ... just do it. Think smart, think healthy, protein and fruit/vegetables. Weigh in and let me know. Let me know a realistic weight loss for 70 days for you - 10 weeks (what can you realistically lose in that time frame). Give yourself a reward for getting there.

    Get it done bro.

  2. OK - that's going to be hard, but I will do my best. BTW does a salad count as fast food if I get one at Chick Fil A or a cup of chili at Wendy's???

    It will be extremely difficult, but I will do my best - like you said I have to!

    I think that realistically I will shoot for 20 to 25 lbs. in that amount of time. I have to get back into the groove of exercising and tracking all my points so 20 or 25 would be a good start to get me back on track.