I started this blog with a challenge to myself to get my escalating weight that stood at 239 pounds below 200 pounds. In the words of one of my favorite TV characters Barney Stinson, I enthusiastically ended my first blog with the words “challenge accepted!” I am now happy to be able to say, I did it! Or as Barney Stinson would say…
I started my journey in earnest on January 1st after initially declaring it on November 28th of last year. I drug my feet a little bit (ok, a lot) and indulged in about a months worth of last suppers and splurges. From January 1st on, I have taken my challenge serious. Seventy nine days into this year I weighed in at 199.4 (my first time below 200 pounds in about 3 years). Below is a screen shot of the spread sheet I have kept of my weekly weigh-ins to check my progress.
Now that I have completed my initial challenge, I plan to use my momentum to take my weight from 199 to 185. I figure it will take about 7-8 weeks if I am able to keep losing at around the same pace I have been over the last 10-11 weeks.
In closing, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read and comment on this blog. I have met so many new people and have loved hearing your weight loss success stories or just your kind comments encouraging me to keep going. You all have helped me stay motivated during my challenge and I look forward to including you in my push down to 185 pounds.