Saturday, October 15, 2005

Are you losing weight?

Someone came up to my desk last week and said, "are you losing weight?" I could barely contain myself. "Yes, I'm losing weight and thank you so much for noticing!" That's the second person within about a week who has commented on my weight loss. This is good.

I weighed myself that same afternoon and found that I had gone from 307 to 303. Just a few pounds shy of ridding that awful "300 pound" tag forever. There will be some celebrating when I break throught that barrier.

The desire for comforting myself with food seems to be fading away. Eating 6 small meals a day seems to be doing the trick. I'm never starving and I don't feel like I'm missing out on something. My wife Dawn and I went to Red Robin restaurant on Friday and split a burger and fries. I ate maybe 4 french fries. A friend and I went out to eat last night. He wanted to go to a new chinese buffet that just opened. I had egg drop soup and some different shrimp dishes. No rice - I think it was a nice lo-cal dinner without feeling the need to pig out.

I have lost 16 pounds since July 9, or just over a pound a week. Since the beginning of this year I've lost over 20 pounds. Since we're getting closer to Thanksgiving, I like to compare those pounds to a large turkey. That's a lot of fat.


Scotiabar said...

Keep up the good work dude!

As a constant weight watcher myself (Too many fish suppers back in the homeland :) i know how hard it can be sometimes - stick with it!

Fitgal said...

Congrats Randy on getting close to that losing that 300 marker! What will your special celebration be? Something awesome that doesn't include going out to eat :P

Latryce said...

Great going dude!!!!

Doesn't it feel good to see results? Don't give up now! We're getting closer to realizing our goals!