I am sorry that I didn’t write last week. But I had gained 3 pounds the scale told me and I hated the scale and everyone else too.
Today is the start of week 19 and I’ve been at it for 133 days. It’s a habit now right? Yes. It is actually. I love going to bootcamp. I woke up this morning.. Trudged downstairs, weighed myself. Took a deep breath as I entered the number into the Lose It app and went to my room to get my clothes on for my walk and boot camp. 133 days… almost every one of those days had a walk or 3-6 hour performance day on them. I have been righting 11 pounds for the past 5 weeks but little by little, I hit 60 pounds lost today. I am actually .1 off but screw it…. 60 freaking pounds… the right way… January 6th I was 411 pounds… today I am 350. Hey, 311… I am coming for you…
So yeah.. There was a bounce in my step this morning and I flew through my 2 mile walk before boot camp. I was doing 22 minute miles, now I usually average 14-16 minutes… I went to boot camp and today instead of stopping when they yell 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.. I kept going. I pushed it out till the end. And I was tired. It was a long week that rolled into a long weekend. I have hit my fuel band goal for the last 128 days.
My wife and I met my June 7th groom and after the wedding will probably be a very good friend… (when I don’t work for him anymore) in Hershey on Wednesday. Bruce Springsteen was there and it was totally amazing. I fit in the damn seat. That’s all I cared about, that’s all I worried about. And I killed it. My ass fit in that shit. I did have a little episode though. I had a few mouthfuls of Mt. Dew for the first time in 4 months on the way.. Then when we got there I had 3 mikes hard lemonades and then my stomach wanted to kill me. Running for the porta-potty clenching my ass cheeks. I didn’t eat anything else the rest of the night. I was panicked. The show was amazing. I have never been bear hugged so much in my life. Ed is about a foot taller than me I think. I was man handled for sure. But I was very glad that I took the chance and went… and didn’t let my weight hold me back….
We had 2 night club shows and a jazz gig this weekend… I had 3 photo shoots too. On Saturday I wore size 52 jeans. When I started I was wearing 60’s. I also could button my 2xl vest that I could not when I bought it… I wore it opened.
So last week I tweaked my app and decided to trust it a little more. I was not eating enough. So now I have been trying to get to 2700 calories a day. High protein, low carbs. I don’t run away from the carbs.. But I am trying to stay away from them in excess. I have been trying not to add any salt to anything.. Not no extra salt…. I can’t cut the sugar in my 1 cup of coffee. I just can’t do it. I use meal replacements once a day…. But as a snack and not a replacement… I am not going to hit my crazy Memorial day goal but I am definitely moving in the right direction now.
I am looking forward to the Holiday weekend. Jersey Shore, I am going to go-cart and not worry about fitting in the damn thing, Wedding and Sugarhouse Casino. Marlo’s Birthday on Monday. Lot’s of running around. Lot’s of fun.
I’ll try to stay in good spirits and keep pushing forward. I got this. Thanks for reading. I tweet a few times a day. Give me a follow..
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