Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Weigh-In Week 24

221! That is what it said on the scale this morning. A gain of .2 pounds.

I think the scale gnomes messed with the scale because they were ticked at me for cheating and moving the weigh-in!

Actually, I realized this weekend that I have allowed Friday and Saturday to become free-for-all days, where I eat whatever I want. Then, come Monday I workout like crazy and eat healthy and evreything evens out. I guess I just didn't have enough time to even out this week.

There's always next week...or the week after that.

Have a great Thanksgving everybody.

11/21: 221 lbs.
Goal: 220 lbs.
1 lbs. to go

p.s. Sorry about the late post. I just couldn't get to the computer this morning.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Guess How Much I Weigh Conest - Week 24

Welcome to a Holiday Edition of Guess How Much I Weigh.

I don't want to worry about lugging the scale all over the place this week so I am officially making tomorrow my official weigh in day. Is that official enough for you?

It seemed unamerican to track calories during the week of Thanksgiving so I chose not to..

Ok, Ok, I'll be honest. I was lazy again this week. Next Monday I will start tracking again. I ask you all to hold me to that. Send me an e-mail on Monday bugging me about tracking, it will help motivate me.

Laura and I are taking a little vacation for the rest of the week and I have already made the decision to lighten up on my calorie counting. I'm not going to instantly go off the deep end here, but I am going to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and Friday leftovers without feeling guilty.

I am also bring my running shoes along and I plan to put in some miles while on vacation. A plan I will stick to. My sister-and-law and I are even talking about getting a run in on Thanksgiving morning. I may also get a chance to do some strength training.

So who thinks I'll make my goal tomorrow? Right now I'm thinking the chance is about 50 -50.

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Wed. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

11/20: 220.8 lbs.
Goal: 220 lbs.
.8 lbs. to go

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Monday, November 19, 2007

New Suit. New Haircut. New Man!

Thanks to some quality veg time this weekend I am feeling like my old relaxed, mellow, Spicoli like self.

I spent a good portion of the weekend looking at myself in the mirror. We established long ago that I am an extremely vain person, so I apologize for nothing.

My lovely wife and I attended the wedding of a good friend on Saturday. Due to my crazy schedule last week I had to leave all of my prep work to the last minute. Which meant I had to pay an outrageous sum to get my haircut at a fancy salon. I felt crazy guilty about it until I got home and looked in the mirror. I have not had a new hair style in about 7 years, and that's only because my lovely wife finally convinced me to start putting "product in my hair". So I am sporting a new 'do I and I love it!

I am also sporting a new suit. I found this awesome suit that is just a smidgen to big for me on the clearance rack on Saturday afternoon. It was nothing short of a Thanksgiving miracle. This is one of my favorite things about weight loss, being able to shop anywhere, anytime and expect to find clothes that fit!

I have been reluctant to buy a new suit until I am done shrinking. I have never been much of a suit guy, but I finally broke down and bought the first suit I have owned since I was 11 last February. I wore the suit 4 times, then lost 60 pounds. When I went in a few weeks ago to see if the suit could be tailored, the salesman laughed so hard he was crying.

Thus my reluctance to buy a new suit until I know I will be able to wear it for awhile. But I couldn't pass this one up. In fact I am wearing the suit coat today...and I wore it yesterday... and Saturday. That is how much I love my new suit.

So I was felling pretty h-a-u-t-e, HOT!

See for yourself.

Losing weight has giving me the confidence to be more daring in what I wear! That could ultimately become a dangerous thing.

The only thing hotter than me at the wedding was my lovely wife who was "turning heads and breaking hearts by the dozens" hot. She was finally getting her well deserved accolades for all the hard work she has put into her own healthy lifestyle. I couldn't have been prouder to have her on my arm while people gushed over how good she looked.

My old suit will be going up for sale on E-Bay after Thanksgiving. I think it is a size 52 R. If anyone is interested drop me a line.

11/19: 220.8 lbs.
Goal: 220 lbs.
.8 lbs. to go