Weight Loss Update

19 Jul

I know it’s been a long time so I thought I’d just post a short update on how I’m coming with my weight loss. It’s actually an anniversary of sorts. 26 weeks! 6 months! And how am I doing?

Well, I’ve lost 77.4 lbs!

My main goal is to lose 149 lbs so I am a little over half way! I am still averaging over 2 lbs per week. I am out of my XXXL shirts and into just XL shirts!

What’s my secret? Diet and exercise! No really! And….. it doesn’t hurt to have someone to be accountable to. For me, it is a room full of ladies at the local Weight Watchers meeting. Most of the time, I’m the only guy there so I’ve got to represent!

Lately, I’ve started running again. I was always too heavy to run and my joints just wouldn’t take it. Now, I’m starting and I actually feel pretty good. I’m at the run/walk/run/walk/walk/walk stage right now but gradually I’m working my way up. I even told my wife that I think I would like to run an triathalon (swim,bike,run). OK – I’m dreaming there but it’s good to have a goal!

Oh.. and one more thing that keeps me going?

I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

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