Six Months Later

2009/03/27 at 12:00 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Six Months Later
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Hey gang, it’s Dave with a little update for you all.

Today is March 27, 2009, which also happens to be six months from the day I reached my weight loss goal of 200 lbs. (or as was the case on September 27, 2008, 199.9 lbs.). Can you believe it’s already been six months? I sure can’t!

So how much as changed since then? Let’s find out.

Today’s weight: 195 lbs. I am this much closer to reaching my final goal of 190 lbs.!

So as you can see, I not only managed to keep the weight off, I lost a few more pounds to boot. And keep in mind that was after Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, my surprise 40th birthday party, a St. Patrick’s Day potluck at work, my wife’s birthday and my son’s birthday party last week, where I consumed three slices of pizza, two hot dogs and a variety of other foodstuffs. As I told a friend not too long ago, the real struggle wasn’t losing the weight—it’s keeping it off. I seem to have done just that over the past six months.

As far as the 5k walks go, by rights I should have already completed a handful of events by now but because of unforeseen expenses, they had to be put off. I still have a few in mind, as well as the Disneyland 5k run. I still need to start running on pavement (versus the treadmill) to get a feel for it.

I do have a few other things to share with everybody, all of which happened within the last few days.

First, I was contacted by a reader that wanted to share a link with me. Those that have read this blog know that I’m pretty picky when it comes to sharing links, especially those trying to disguise themselves as weight loss blogs but are actually snake oil vendors.

While this page may advertise some colleges on its homepage, I was impressed with the articles they had already posted and the one that was sent to me: 50 Easy Ways to Lose Weight While at Work.

There are a lot of things on that page which I already do, such as walking during lunch, snacking on healthy foods, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It just goes to show you that even if you work the most sedentary job, you can do what it takes to lose weight while at work. In short, and as I’ve said over and over again on the blog, there are no excuses.

Also, I was contacted by a journalist / Facebook user about my thoughts on Wii Fit and the Wii in general. She had a list of interview questions for me that I answered and sent back, and they should be going live on her site within a few days.

And finally, if there was ever any kind of way to get you thinking about what you eat, I invite you to check out This Is Why You’re Fat. The site is nothing more than a collection of photographs featuring home-cooked items that are, above all else, creative to say the least. But just as its name implies, eating foods such as those featured on the site give you a good idea as to why you may be overweight. I admit that a few items on that site definitely look tasty, but most are things I wouldn’t even consider. No nutritional information is provided for obvious reasons. My God, I think I had a stroke just looking at some of those foods.

Well, that’s all I have for you until I get word that the story I was interviewed for goes live. See you later and stay focused! By the way, my Traineo badge on the right has been showing 46 lbs. lost instead of my actual total. I don’t know what’s going on there!

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