Sunday, November 20, 2016

Killing My Old Man

Welcome back friends and family. Today is weigh in day and what a change five days can make! I applied myself and the results reflect the effort. You may be wondering about the title of this blog post. Do not worry, my father is in no danger. I will explain shortly. Before I get to that, here are the numbers for this weigh in period.

I am so excited! Since my last weigh in five days ago I have nearly achieved ten pounds of weight loss. The actual number is 9.6 pounds. My current weight is 348.2 pounds. Wow! I realize that this is not going to get easier but I am still encouraged.

Anyone recognize the title of this post? It is the title of one of the songs by the Christian rock band Petra from their album Never Say Die. I felt that the song's title was appropriate since the song addresses the issue of having to kill your old life in order to embrace your new life. One simply cannot do the same things over and over again and expect a different result. Well, you can but be ready for disappointment. If I eat the same things that got me to this point, it would be foolish for me to expect to lose weight. I have to change and thus kill my old man.

I purchased an Apple Watch to track my steps among other things. This makes it so easy to get a very good idea of how many steps I am taking per day and how many calories I am burning. I realize that this is a luxury though and was not necessary to accomplish weight loss. I would have needed to add some kind of activity device though as I have found from my own experience that when I utilize one it keeps me active much more than I would be otherwise.

I have started to blog my calories consumed as well as the calories that I have burned. That helps me to stay accountable. It can also help me to identify when I need to apply myself to either consuming less calories or burning more or both.

This journey will get more challenging as I proceed. My calorie allotment shrinks each time that I lose weight. I will need to be much more disciplined than I have been even during these past five days. This weight loss is great, but there is much that needs to be improved.

I am very excited and encouraged right now. I want to keep this momentum but I also realize that I need to stay grounded, keep my eyes on the prize, and kill my old man! The next weigh in will be November 25th. My goal is to drop below 345 pounds. Can I do it by the next weigh in? Check back soon to find out. Goodbye!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your loss! I was away inLas Vegas for a week and am starting back on my calorie counting tomorrow! Will let you know how I make out in a week!!!