My son Brett is in the process of going through Police officer interviews to work at a local police department. He’s going to be a cop. I’m not sure honestly what he dreamed about becoming because he changed his mind so often growing up. Pretty sure at one point he’s going to be a professional Pokémon catcher, hockey player, soccer player, clothing designer, physical therapist, Athletic trainer, FBI agent – you name it. I am really glad that no matter what he found his path. Although it scares the living hell out of me, I am really proud of him. I am proud of both of them.
I played with Legos when I was growing up. I didn’t make anything crazy out of them though. I built stages, and concert platforms, and trusses for lighting. I would pour baking soda into some of the grooves and then cover them in vinegar so they were foam like fog. My Star Wars figures quickly became the band. And all I ever dreamed about was being on the stage. I guess my dream came true. That stage is filled with anxiety and with an amazing mix of happiness every time I come to the front to sing.
This past weekend I was the most comfortable that I have ever been in my skin. I know I probably have been saying that a lot lately across social media platforms but it is true. Many people my age think that their best summer was probably in their past but I really think that this is my summer. I can’t wait to get on stage at the shore. Dreams don’t ever stop coming. I’m going to do my best to fulfill as many of them as possible. But that dream about being on stage…. I did it. I F#ING DID IT. And I am doing it well too. No one can take that away from me.
Saturday was amazing. It did not hurt that I had friends there from three different gyms that I’ve spent the last five years at. I felt so much love and support.
If you are following my keto journey, I added another page of Keto information to the Keto section on my website. I did all the homework for you and have lead you to some amazing links for information.
So let’s get to where I am at this week in this crazy ass journey.
If you read last week I was trying an extended fast to reboot my metabolism and a few other benefits. I made it 66 hours.
On Sunday after a night of drinking and dancing I weighed in at 248 and almost cried. But I figured I was dehydrated and that it would bounce back so not to get too excited and it did but only to to 250 and then after a day or two I came back down and now can cry happy tears cause I’m pretty much out of the 250s and a two month merry go round of a plateau is over. The fasting worked. Not right away but a day or two after my body reacted, it rewarded me.
So for the first time in my adult life I am under 250 pounds. I’m not even sure how to process it. I’ll be much happier when I get closer to 245 and stay in that ballpark and not two up two down from 248.
You’d be surprised how many things actually have a weight limit of 225 to 250.
Here is a list of some of the things that I can do freely.
Sit in a beach chair
Use most pool rafts
zip line on fremont street
go to Ifly and parachute ( probably not doing this one)
Go on any water slide at Volcano Bay
Fit on all the rides at Disney and Universal
Fit in any chair
Get on a plane and not be afraid of who I am sitting next to.
Pretty much things that most people can do but definitely things that when you’re heavier you worry about.
So where do I stand? In about two weeks it will be a year or so that we’ve been low-carb. My keto lifestyle really didn’t kick in until July. I remember being on vacation trying to maneuver it.
I am about half a pound away from hitting 90 pounds lost since last April. From a 2X T-shirt to a medium if I need it to be but I like the large for sure. At the beginning of last summer my pants size was a 46. I am now down into the low 30s.
I am happy. I am OK. I can’t be pushed down for long. I have been at it for over five years, I’m down almost 170 pounds total and am still standing, still fighting, ready to take on the world!
I have set a new healthy goal of 235lbs by Labor Day. I figure this will keep me on the right path, give me something to work towards, and pretty much be the end. I think being 6’2 and 235 will be pretty damn good!
So there it is. Heading to OCMD this Saturday Morning! Taking the Ferry on Sunday. Lots of salt air in my forecast.
Hope ya’ll are well.
P.S. We are definitely going to hell. And we’ll have all the best stories to tell.