|Start Weight:||(10 Jan 11) 230.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(05 Oct 12) 174.1 lb|
|Goal Weight:||175.0 lb|
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week
Well, I'm a 33 year-old father of two beautiful daughters (3 and 5), I'm currently 5'10" (I don't see this one changing) and 225 lbs (this better change!). I am a Sr. Systems Engineer for one of the nation's top 5 broadcasting companies so I spend most of my days (and nights too) sitting in front of a computer working remotely on servers.
My weight story is that I graduated high school in '95 weighing a healthy average 150 lbs. In my first year of college I decided go for the freshman 50 instead of the 15. My twist however, was I spent both semesters in a strength training class so I hit 205 and dropped down to the mid-teens in body-fat percentage. Leaving college meant leaving the gym for me and I slowly watched my muscles atrophy, but never adjusted my eating habits and quickly hit 225 around the time of my wedding in '02, and then 235 when my first daughter was born in '05. In January '06, my office sponsored a weight challenge and in 3 months I went from 230.4 to 207.4 but the three month roller coaster was not enough to change my habits. 5 years and my second daughter later I'm back up to 235.
What has changed for me now is two things (other than my daughters):
1.) I was flipping through some pictures on facebook of me and saw one of me standing next to my youngest who was in a infant bikini with her baby Buddha belly sticking out, the comment on the photo was "y'all look like twins!"
2.) Another company challenge (I took second with 28 lbs lost or 12%)
It is time to Carpe some Diems and get rid of this gut! My goal is an aggressive (for me) 180, or 20% in 10 months. My plan is simple calorie counting and exercise. I don't want to get hooked on a plan that costs me to continue, or that I cannot easily repeat if I need to once I'm in maintenance period.
Please join me in my battle, I could use all the support I can get, and I'll be sure to throw some your way too!