Before and During

Weight control has always been a problem.  There were times when I was obese and times when I was at my normal weight.  I have weighed as much as 245 lbs and as little as 149 lbs in my adulthood.

Below is a timeline of my weight through adulthood:

1982-1985 – 190 – 200 lbs.

1986-1988 – 215-225 lbs.

1988 – 1994 – 170-180 lbs.

1994 – 1996 – 195-245 lbs.

1996 – 1998 – 245-185  lbs.

1999 – 2000 – 195 lbs.

2001 – 2004 – 170-149 lbs.

2004 – 2006 – 155-175 lbs.

2006 – 2008 – 175-205 lbs.

2008 – 2009 – 205-235 lbs.

2010 – Present – 229-198 lbs.

What makes this attempt different is my plan.  I have set my target at 150lbs.  I consume the caloric intake of somebody who weighs 150 lbs should weigh.  I also work out 60-90 minutes a day.  Most of my time is on the treadmill.  I walk 3.5 miles-per-hour on an incline.  I started at an 8-degree incline and increase the incline by 1/10 of a degree every time I am able to walk at the incline for a half-hour.  I am currently at 11.7 degrees and hope to get to 15 degrees by Christmas.

Here are two pictures.  The first picture was shortly after I joined the gym,  The second picture was taken this morning.

218.4 lbs - July 25, 2010

October 18, 2010 - 198.8lbs.

One thing I have noticed is that if you have a bad day (either by overeating or not getting enough exercise) on a give day, I’m better off staying with my plan than to try to compensate. Compensation leads to erratic weight fluctuation and messes with metabolism.

To see my progress since I have been taking pictures in July, click here.

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Back to the Drawing Board

I had set some goals for me at the beginning of the year.   Here is my “bucket list”:

Some of my goals are vague.  “Be happy.” is an example.  it’s a matter of keeping on the right frame of mind.

Others are goals that I will start in March, once I am in my new place.

The rest are those I started on January 1

Smoking – I went the first three days without a cigarette, broke down and bought a pack, went another couple days without a cigarette, and have been smoking since.

Watching my weight  – I started well, but I have have faultered in the last week.  I am back where I started 2010 at 228 lbs.

Walk a mile every day – Today was the first time I haven’t walked in a while.  It was like a tropical storm.  Winds were clocked at 47 MPH and over 2 inches of rain had fallen by 1PM.

Blogging every day:  Between this blog and my other blog, I have been good.  I blog on at least one of the blogs and usually both.

I have accomplished some, but not everything I wanted to accomplish by now.  I will get myself on track and improve what I need to improve.