I guess in the end the most important thing to tell you is that I lost about 2 pounds since last Friday. Just about 93 pounds total loss. That’s the healthy, right way to lose weight. My cleanse lasted 8 1/2 days and then I just had to have some coffee and sopresatta. I was miserable and the weight wasn’t coming off like it did in May. I have worked too damn hard to be miserable. So I abandoned ship. I am just going to stick with the Lose-it App and keep logging everything that goes into my mouth and make the best decisions that I can.
I have been pretty much going non-stop since last week gym wise. On training day I even did a double, boot camp and training. It doesn’t really bother me and I like the structure of having somewhere to go and something healthy to do everyday. It works for me and it keeps me in check. I know you need a day off so I am taking one today before I go back at it on the weekend. I like going to boot camp no matter how tired I am on the weekends because it keeps my weekends in check. The puppy doesn’t really let anyone sleep so you might as well get up and move.
I went to the Ryan Adam’s and Butch Walker concert last night at the Tower. Something that I wouldn’t have done last spring let alone last year. I would be and still am so afraid of fitting in the seats. And if I don’t fit then what? I’ve had it happen to me in the past and it’s one of the scariest and most humiliating thing I have ever had to deal with. I missed almost the first act of Les Miserables in the past because of it. And that was at a decent weight range. So after I climbed to the very top of the Tower Theater and slid into my aisle seat and I fit, you could have heard the angel’s singing Alleluia. Now I am just about 6″3 and my legs no matter what I weight are long so they are always poking the person in front of my seat a little. Luckily the woman in front of me kinda had the same problem so I never got a dirty look like I have in the past. The show was great though and I am very glad that I pulled the trigger.
It was a early Christmas present to my brother who flew in for 19 hours to see the show. It was pretty much all the family I’ll see for Christmas this year. Another non-scale victory to add to fitting in the seat is being able to walk up to the merch booth and buy whatever the hell I wanted because they had 2xl t-shirts. I haven’t bought a concert shirt in over 20 years. I was pretty stoked to buy the Butch Walker Baseball shirt. I can’t wait for people to ask me who Butch Walker is. But I don’ care. The name of my website comes from one of his songs. This is a big deal to me that might not be such a big deal to most people.
I will talk about #teamfranco soon enough but I wanted to acknowledge my bands saxophone player and friend Aram. I had used the Lose it app and other iPhone apps and given up on them in past. But he starting taking control of his weight and habits about 6 months or so before me and has done amazing. Watching him transform, turning down booze, trying to eat more healthy and trust me it’s really hard in our business. He’s been an inspiration to me and he found this site and twitter before anyone and he’s definitely someone that I knew reads this weekend. He’s leaving the band at the end of January and it’s going to break my heart. It was nice to have one of my #1 supporters and cheerleaders with me all the time on the weekends and I know it’s selfish of me,. But it sucks. I wish he wasn’t going anywhere. He conducts himself with my (the bands) clients in a manner that I pride myself on. I only want the best for him.
So I have about 10 pounds to goal. I am preparing myself mentally to get there, eating healthy. Having fun and enjoying life. I am too serious for my own good sometimes.
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