Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekly Weigh In: Week 14 - The Quiet Man

I've never seen this movie. I just borrowed the pic from wikipedia. =)
I don’t have a lot to say today. 
Well, that’s not true. 
The truth is I don’t have a lot that I want to say today.
Life has been busy, but I really just don’t feel like talking about it too much right now.

My Grandmother, Gladys Stinson, passed away last week. The funeral was this weekend. I’ll be writing about this precious lady soon.

But for now, I’ll just leave you with my weight stats for last week. 
I’m still trending in the right direction, but eating my feelings at the funeral this past weekend sure hasn’t helped my progress.

Here are the stats from Friday 04/08/11 
Weight in Spring 2008 = 330.5 lbs (heaviest ever) 
Final Goal Weight = 230.0 lbs 
Weight 01/01/11 = 310.6 lbs 
Last Week's Weight = 287.6 
Current Weight = 284.8 lbs 
This week's Δ = -2.8 lbs 
This year’s Δ = -25.8 lbs 
Total Δ = -45.7 lbs 
To go = 54.5 lbs.

I'll be my normal wordy self again soon I'm sure.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reason #72 That I Love My Wife

A glimpse into my day...
Here's a bit of text between the lovely Kristi and I about our plans after work. She asked if I'd make it to Ethan's ball practice after work. My replies are on the right. Hers on the left.

So... Reason #72 that I love my wife:
She is smart.
I am not.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekly Weigh In: Week 13 - What Not To Wear

It's been a good week.
Not only did I lose more poundage, but I saw some changes in the wardrobe department as well. So today's weekly weigh in comes with a bonus of fashion talk from me. I know that's what you've been waiting for, me to share my fashion secrets. Clearly I "have it going on" when it comes to fashion.

Normally I wouldn't talk about clothes. Just the idea of going shopping for clothes makes my eye twitch. I wonder why that is. Maybe it's because of the problems I've had for years finding my size. Maybe it's because of the dread of shopping in a "big boy" (Big & Tall) store. Possibly my dread of shopping is a result of me shopping with my Mom when I was little, swinging on a dressing room door, and then breaking that door and getting embarrassed as I laid in my underwear on the floor, hurt. (Yep, that happened.) I don't really know. I just know I don't like it.

Well, today I will set aside all those thoughts and talk just a little about clothes.
I've been looking forward to getting into a smaller size in clothes. I've mentioned earlier that one of my small goals was to get back to wearing a 2X shirt. I've always been able to wear a 2X shirt. They've just run a little more snug than I like. My moobs (man boobs) are large enough. No need to show them off with a tight shirt. So I was looking forward to wearing a 2X shirt and it actually looking ok.

Some of you have asked me how I can feel comfortable talking so openly about my weight and all these issues. Honestly, I don't. I hate writing how much I weigh, but I know that being honest about this stuff is helping me to get away from it. It's helping me to remember daily to make the right choices.

That being said, here's some honesty for ya. At my heaviest I had gotten up to a 48" waist. There I said it. That's about how tall my 7 year old is. 48".

I know.
That's awful, but finally it's going down.

This week at Wally World, I decided to spend just a little bit of money and buy me some clothes to use as a goal. I wanted to have some clothes that wouldn't fit...yet, but that I could use as a measure to see when I could wear them comfortably. So I bought the cheapest clothes I could find for a guy my size.  I got some very fancy $11 "Faded Glory" jeans and an $11 2X Cookie Monster t-shirt. Yep big money.

When I got home I tried them on to see how tight they were and to find out how close I'd be to actually wearing a 44" waist and a 2x shirt.

Surprisingly, they both fit!! I gotta admit, I was as happy as a fat kid at a buffet.

A 44' waste is still plenty big. But its a start.
I  wonder what that measurement will be when I'm down to my final goal?
Well, that's still a long way off, but I'll get there.

How about you? You meeting your goals? What are they?

Here are the stats from Friday 04/01/11
Weight in Spring 2008 = 330.5 lbs (heaviest ever)
Final Goal Weight = 230.0 lbs
Weight 01/01/11 = 310.6 lbs
Last Week's Weight = 291.4
Current Weight = 287.6 lbs
This week's Δ = -3.8 lbs
This year’s Δ = -23.0 lbs
Total Δ = -42.9 lbs
To go = 57.6 lbs.