Wednesday, September 04, 2013
So after 5 days of absolute non-stop eating, and we're not talking the low calorie nutrient dense kind, I was up about a half of a pound on the midweek. So yeah, that can mean only one thing.....
**The Dreamer has been back in the weight room**
For what I'm trying to accomplish at this point, weight loss as I have been executing it, is not going to help me much in and of itself. Even a good numerical body fat percentage, though it won't hurt, won't really help. Last time I was at 15% I liked how I looked in jeans and tshirt, but still didn't hit the beach much.
Next year, I'm going on vacation to a major beach or area with a lot of beaches. I'm looking to be really ripped and chiseled by then. This is a lot more qualitative of a goal than I'm used to. Waist and body fat percentage measurements won't be of much benefit at this point.
According to the A.C.E's website, at 21% I'm already at a good body fat percentage (18-25% is considered "acceptable), so it's not like I can use that as a motive.
This all complicated in that:
(a) My goal, even if it had a number attached to it, is very different than the norm here on SP.
(b) I don't post actual pictures of myself. Even without said pictures, losing and gaining weight or body fat percentage does mean something to anyone reading. This, not so much
When I hit 195, which I plan to in the next couple of months (3.4 pounds to go, Who hoooo!!), I plan to switch my ticker to body fat percentage. Even if it's only part of the picture, it is still something reportable.
I've admitted this to a few of my friends on here, but I'll say it out loud.
**I'm starting to struggle with my relevance here on SP.**
I'm basically a dude who is about 10-15 pounds overweight but is basically healthy. I don't really struggle with my weight. I've got a bit of flab on the midsection, but that can be worked off with the right program.
I'm more of an off-line kind of guy to begin with. I like going out and socializing. I chose SP as an online community because it was free and anonymous (WW wasn't and only kind of was). Online, I really prefer anonymity.
The reality is that if in 2009 I was where I am now, I would never have bothered joining SP. I would have just gone to the gym, gone to classes and found cliques of people doing the same exercises as I.
I believe that as I burn fat and build muscle, I can bless and be blessed for the rest of this year and well into 2014 here.
Late 2014 and 2015, though? I don't know.
I just don't know.
- TD Out!