Weight Loss Journey

2015

When I started on April 26, 2015, I didn't think or know how long I would be on my journey but I knew that something had to change. I was overweight, would get winded easily while playing with the kids, and just didn't feel very energized during the day. My wife always joked about wanting to make sure I "was around" for the long term.

Since starting, I have made many changes for the better and I hope to document them here as they change me. I want to share my journey in hopes that it will keep me accountable, encourage others and give me a great story that has been well documented. By writing about my strengths as well as my weaknesses, I hope others will resonate and encourage me in my journey and I can do the same with others.

Here is a chart of my progress, I will try to update it as often as I can:

imageAs you can see, I stopped tracking publicly in July 2015. The story continues though...

Line chart of 2 years of weight loss or gain data from Fitbit

2016

The amazing part is that as soon as I stopped tracking it (July 2015), you can see what happened on my chart. I started gaining weight again. This was due to me not making my weight a priority. 2016 was a gap year for me and my weight for the most part as I ended up gaining quite a bit of weight, 12.6 pounds! Of course at the end of the year, I was finally ready to do something about it once again. 

2017

This year, I'm trying again. Coming in at 241.1, I was disgusted with myself. I knew that I had gone too far this time. And I wanted to see a change. But, I know that I'm going to have to consistently make it a priority in my life to keep on top of it. 

This year I made it one of my New Year's resolutions. I made it one of my 7 goal areas I'm working on. My goal is to get down to 221 pounds first and then stretch to hitting 200 by the end of the year. 

2017 Weight Loss line chart

As you can see I'm closing in on my 20 pound weight loss goal as I'm 15 pounds in so far. 

I hope as I continue to publicly track my goals, I will be motivated by them and feel the accountability that I need to reach my goals! I appreciate you following along and cheering me on and keeping me going!

 

Check out my posts that mention my journey:

2 months down, progress has been made!

So, here we are. Two months in, just over 60 days. My weight loss journey has been rather successful so far. I’ve learned to eat in a whole new way from using better portion control to giving up red meat. I’ve started exercising and learned how to overcome trials when they arise and not to overdo it when trying to make the most of my sessions. I’ve tried to continue to stay active even in a time when it’s hard to get out and exercise. And those darn exercise rings, they are just too tempting. My Progress So Far  Here is […]

49 days in: Time to celebrate!

So, 49 days in and I am still going strong! I have had a setback or two, but am still doing well.  This was supposed to go out yesterday, but time got away from me, so I’m finishing the post this morning. Here’s my success story so far! I was very happy to step on the scale this morning and be pleasantly surprised that I was now down below 215 lbs! Today’s weigh in puts me over 15 lbs lost overall, so I am now about 1/3 of my way to my goal weight of 185!    Workouts My workouts were […]

So, I went for my first run (jog) in a while…

Last night I got up the courage to go out and try my legs at running/jogging again. It was right after dinner and after looking at my watch, it looked like the weather would hold off for a little while, but I wasn’t sure how long. But, I wasn’t letting anything deter me. I got out there and fired up my watch for my first “outdoor run” workout. Of course with the Apple Watch, you have to carry the phone with you for the first 20 minutes of exercise so that the watch can calibrate your stride and pace better. […]

2 Comments

  1. Keep up the good work! It is much easier to be successful if you have someone keep you accountable. I’m glad that things are moving in the right direction now, good luck!

    • Thanks! Doing what I can to stay on the horse and continue to motivate myself to make the changes I need to make! Accountability definitely plays a huge role too! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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