Friday, July 11, 2008

Week 31 update, Goodbye Obese, Hello Acceptable! (2 lbs. lost)..

295 lbs
74 down
26 to go
21 weeks left
$15 per lb pledged
$1110 raised

If you are new to please read the first post or pledge here.

This base metabolism thing rocks. You can just feel that your body is more active and energized even when you aren't working out. You eat a decent meal and you can tell your body just attacks it, like a school of piranhas is patrolling your belly waiting for the next carcass of calories to transform. Within 3 hours your ready for another small batch of sustenance to keep the fishies happy. Believe me when I say if you get into a consistent workout routine and stay at it for 6 months, you can eat anything you want (keeping in mind portion control) and you will lose weight. It's been an amazing revelation for me and I'm enjoying the freedom.

As you may have guessed from the title this week I passed another milestone today after weighing in 2 more pounds down (74 total). I did another BFP test this morning and since my last one in May I have lost another 3% body fat, which is incredible (I think my trainer's exact words were "Holy Cow", I appreciated her reference to my holiness but to call me a cow was a little hurtful. I'm really trying Autumn, I am). Point being, I now stand at 23.5% body fat which puts me decently into the "acceptable" range. You can check this post for the category breakdowns but for men 18-25% is the acceptable range. If I continue to drop body fat like this in 4 months I will be in the "fitness" category, I can't wait.

BFP progress:

January - 29%
March - 27%
May - 26.5%
July - 23.5%

Goal: 15%

On another note, I've had some questions about when we will update the banner and slide show with new pics, and the anwer is, uh... look up :) The banner has been updated and the slideshow should be updated very soon to include 3 pictures from every 10 pound increment, and if you click on it you can see the large versions (pun very much intended).

Thanks again for your encouragement and pledges, and I'd love to see more people on board as we push toward the 100 pound mark. It doesn't look like I'll get anywhere close to the 100 people mark as I had hoped but I'd love to push the total pledges up towards at least $30 a pound, but I need your help. If you have any questions just let me know.

26 more pounds to go, and then the real fun begins.

1 comment:

  1. congrats on being acceptable... you should treat yourself to a free slurpee.