This is probably long overdue for this year seeing as we are nearly 7 months in but worthwhile none the less.
I didn’t follow previous years threads (which will be obvious here shortly) so I apologize in advance if am not following the established format.
Sorry if this starts off on a long story from me.
Where to start? I guess with having to take a trip to the dr’s office in April, thankfully it was nothing major. However I did have to step on the scale, I was feeling confident because in the previous month and a half life led to me really change the way I ate for the better. So I had lost a decent amount of weight, but was shocked to find out that the scale said 283 lbs. While, I can’t confirm anything I think it’s safe to say I was probably hovering around 300 lbs a few months earlier.
I needed to do something more, first step was getting a scale and along with continuing to eat better, finally add in some more consistent exercise. Started small with just taking the kids on a real short walks with me in the neighborhood, overall we’re talking less than a mile.
Nearly a month later in May the scale finally arrives… 268.8 lbs. Still not great, I’m a hair under 6’, but 15lbs in a month is a start. Opted for the fancy Fitbit scale, mostly for convince of tracking everything in one place, found the Fitbit and it was on.
The plan for exercise was and has been pretty simple, no need to go overboard, slow and steady improvements and resist the temptation to try and loose a big chunk of weight at a time. I even went to occasionally do an old workout to assist in the mid-section reduction, don’t laugh but it worked for me in like '92 and was from this guy
YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Anyway, so far this has been the result
44 lbs down that I can confirm and realistically at least 60 lbs lost. I was guessing I could probably make it down to 230 before I really needed to add some more strenuous work outs, but hit the plateau a bit this week so had to finally jog someone. First day I thought I’d just do a straight through light jog, boy was I wrong, didn’t last long, but kept up with the walking. Mixing in some real light jogging every now and then.
Yesterday I was a lot more consistent and managed to alternate so that I was roughly combined jogging half of a mile and walking half of each mile, alternating each tenth-quarter mile.
My normal walking pace up till this point had been just a leisurely 20’ 30" -ish
Today though, my heels were all tore up and could feel a lot of pressure on the outside of my legs, so not wanting to blow an ACL by jogging some again. The good news, I magically was able to walk a heck of a lot faster today.
Strange enough nearly the same pace as when I added in jogging. Anyway, I’ve probably bored you all by now, but I’ve been hoping someone else would start the 2020 thread for a bit now because I have an odd aversion to starting too many threads. Hopefully this is a start and maybe a little inspiration/motivation if anyone needed a kick.