Thursday, February 28, 2013
I feel like I rock back and fourth on weight loss. I'll jump on the boat and do good with eating healthy and staying in shape for 2-3 months and then something inevitably happens that knocks me back to square 1. Last year it was surgery and the year before it was a nasty sprain.
I started up again last week knowing it was time to push through it. My body feels good - and I feel like there isn't much more that could break (though I know that's really not the case!). I weighed in at 232 pounds last Monday and at 225 this week. This is fairly regular for how my body reacts - a quick weight loss then a much slower burn - and it's looking like I've slowed down to an appropriate burn rate already.
My daughter is 18 months old and I want to be able to chase her, have fun with her, and feel great doing it. I don't want to be the fat dad who's out of shape with his fat family (my wife is skinny and in relatively good shape). She's my motivation to get this done and get it done right. The army comes second in my priority list - I have a physical fitness test in mid-April. That'll give me two months to push from a pretty lazy winter to being ready for the test.
I reset my Sparkpeople goals to line up with this physical fitness test, and losing 2 pounds a week I hope to be around 210-215 by the time it rolls around. This is the same weight I came back from infantry school at and I feel that it would be a good baseline for continued success. I feel that I've done a great job eating healthy - I've stayed within the goals Sparkpeople has set for me consistently, though I've had to cut many things that I enjoy out of the diet, including for the most part sweets and beer.
Here's to the last go (as I don't want to have to start over again!).