Many of my friends have asked me to post about my weight loss journey, and a good number of them have contacted me to let me know that they were inspired to start their own program from reading about my progress. In an effort to bring a few more people along with me, I thought the time was right to give an update here.
As a quick reminder, I started at 248 pounds, and my original goal weight was 210.
This morning, I weighed in at 212 pounds.
Needless to say, I’m happy about this! The weight has come off faster than I expected, so I have revised my goal to 205 or thereabouts.
Nine days ago, I started a new exercise program along with my good friend John Cannata (loan officer in Dallas area). We are committed to finishing the P90X system, which will last 90 days. After that, I may just repeat it in order to maintain what I have worked to achieve. Truly, the workouts are very challenging, but I have seen swift results in my strength, endurance, and appearance. It never hurts to get compliments from my wife on my abs. 🙂
I continue to count calories using the iPhone LoseIt! application, and I am also walking/running most evenings if time permits.
I found that the hardest part for me was in the initial week or two, when I was adjusting to a new regimen, but at least 80% of the battle was making a firm decision to begin.
Part of my original motivation was to help my son with his weight loss, and I thought it would be a great thing for us to do together. He has lost 23 pounds so far, and he’s feeling and looking much better and healthier.
The only drawback I’ve found to this point is the fact that I had to buy new clothes, but that is a price I’m willing to pay, of course. My waist size is down four inches to this point, and my extra large shirts are too big on me now.
THANK YOU for your continued encouragement and compliments. I truly appreciate the support from my friends.
If you decide that you want to do this type of thing yourself, I would be happy to provide some encouragement for you and to bug you a little (in a friendly way).
Thanks for reading!