60 Day Challenge: Day 1
I sat here trying to figure out how to start this blog. The reality is that I’ve been in this position many times before and it just seems too redundant. I messed up in the last 5 months – didn’t pay attention; wait scratch that – I actually did pay attention to what I was eating but didn’t care about it that much.
Here are some things I knew I was doing wrong but didn’t anyway:
- Carbo loaded late at night: I am talking about 2 or 3 in the morning.
- Bought high caloric entrees when I went out and binged as if I was starving.
- Didn’t get proper sleep
- stopped working out, running, walking, hiking
- Ate tubs of ice-cream to cope with stress.
What can I say: A lot has changed in the past 5 months – and I am back to where I started a year ago. Matter of fact, I am actually at a worse place then when I started: Here is an excerpt from one of my blogs on January 17, 2012
Just a little history on the weight issue: As of June 13, 2011 – I weighed a whopping 312 pounds and a BMI of 41.16. Ridiculous, I know. The feeling of sluggishness and embarrassment overwhelmed me. Of course one would ask “How did I get here” – evidently I knew exactly how that happened and it was simply binging on food. According to the BMI charts – I became Morbidly Obese and highly prone to weight related diseases and premature death. Since then, I have brought my BMI down to 36.83 moving from the Morbid Obesity category to Obese. The target BMI is 24.9 which brings me down to my ideal (normal) weight.
So my challenge is 25 days to lose a respectable amount of weight before developing a workout plan with our schools personal trainer. Simple? Well its simply challenging and hey, I’m always down for a good challenge.
Well this is where I am at:
I am 6’1 – 279.2 lbs
SO what can I say now that I already haven’t said a year ago…or the year before that? It’s rather sad actually but hey – it doesn’t hurt to keep trying right?
Here goes 60 days of getting back on track. And today – that meant getting back in the gym – yes THE GYM. And Oh, it was good to get back in there – laid 6.01 miles on the treadmill and reminded myself that it’s going to be okay…this next 60 days are gonna fly by quick – just have to stay focused.
So even in this sadness, I still have hope – hope to do what I have already accomplished before – hope to tear up this challenge with stronger purpose…hope to get back on the road to a healthy lifestyle…
Here we go……………..AGAIN !