2011 – Success

As many of you know, I am a professional Weight Loser…. I could probably win the biggest loser, I can lose … it’s what I do.

In 2008 I went from 274 – 230 (44 pounds).
In 2009 I went from 260 – 228 (42 pounds).
In 2010 I went from 267 – 217 (50 pounds).

So … my average starting weight for the last 3 years is 270 pounds.
So … my average low weight for the last three years is  225 pounds.

I’m going to go right ahead and admit that for the last 10-14 days of my life, I didn’t worry about eating too much.  I tried here and there, but I was on VACATION…. a work phone, email, computer free vacation and I enjoyed myself.  I’m heavier than I want to be right now, but I can PROMISE you in 48 hours, I will weigh about 5 pounds less.  You don’t get obese on a single vacation…

So – how was 2011 a success?

In 2011 I went from 267 – 212 (55 pounds).

This is  CLEARLY sets my record at 55 pounds.  Unfortunately I have to report that I am not 212 right now … rather 232.  Some would be very sad about gaining 20.  I’m not thrilled about it, but again, I know it’s going to come off SUPER FAST and I’ve done a lot of things right.

Let’s put this all together….

In 2008 I went from 274 – 230 (44 pounds).
In 2009 I went from 260 – 228 (42 pounds) – simply disguised as a THIRTY POUND GAIN!
In 2010 I went from 267 – 217 (50 pounds) – simply disguised as a THIRTY NINE POUND GAIN!
In 2011 I went from 267 – 214 (53 pounds) – simply disguised as a FIFTY POUND GAIN!
In 2012 I am starting at 232 – so put on that tag… 18 pounds.

For the last three years, I have gained back FORTY POUND!  This past year, I not only lost more, I kept more off!  I kept off nearly what I lost the last four years and for that I am proud.  I am happy and focused.

This post is not a kick off to my new super fit annoy everybody with fitness routine.  It may be waking it back up a little, dusting it off – but the simple fact of the matter is that I learned a TON of super good stuff.  I go int 2012 with a good attitude and the desire to finish this!  Four years in a row I have lost an average of 47.75 pounds.  If I can type this line:

In 2012 I went from 232 to 184 pounds (48 pounds)

I will be very happy.  I think 185 is my goal weight.

Since I don’t make resolutions…. I’m going to write down a few goals here and work towards them.

  • 185 (or a healthy weight that is not going to kill me getting there)
  • 365 miles running
  • 3650 miles riding
  • 52 bicycle commutes to work (which will take care of 1664 miles of the last goal)
  • Beat Nate Finch in the PTRR since he told me he was going to “kick my butt”
  • Enjoy the above listed

How do I plan to complete these?

  • Portion Control – Nothing – and I do mean NOTHING is more important than this.
  • Blogging and discussing – The support of friend and encouragement I get really helps.  Please keep it up!
  • Portion Control – Nothing – and I do mean NOTHING is more important than this.
  • Only eating my food – even when it looks good, or I am still hungry, eat my portion and leave others alone.
  • Portion Control – Nothing – and I do mean NOTHING is more important than this.
  • Making good decisions – this doesn’t always mean eating broccoli instead of fries.  You can eat some fries now and then, but moderation and realization that you had them YESTERDAY… you need to think about your health.  Desert isn’t bad if you have been good all day… just thinking through everything and staying on track.
  • Portion Control – Nothing – and I do mean NOTHING is more important than this.
  • New Sunday Morning Run – Dragging my butt out of bed to meet with the runners
  • Portion Control – Nothing – and I do mean NOTHING is more important than this.
  • Meal Planning – I want to continue to find some healthy and easy recopies for  me and the family.
  • Portion Control – Nothing – and I do mean NOTHING is more important than this.
  • Support Circle – developing a circle of similar minded people who will help keep me accountable.

So… while I didn’t ‘finish strong’ – I finished well and I am happy!  On to bigger and better things!  Who wants into the circle?

 

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