So It’s week 8. 8 weeks ago I weighed 213 pounds. I committed to losing weight for the second time this year. I made it down to 193 the first time, and I’m down to 198 now with 6 weeks to go. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we had a couple of going away celebrations at work with pizza and donuts and I definitely got a little crazy. I’m back up over 200 lbs and full of regret. I have 5 days until Wednesday’s weigh in though, so hopefully I can run it off.
8 Weeks ago tonight I smoked my last cigarette. I have to say, I figured it would be no big deal because I was such a light smoker to begin with. Since then I’ve really started having serious cravings though. Especially if I’m drinking. So, it’s been 5 days since my last drink. I’m not sure if this is me biting the bullet, but for now, I’ll keep track and we’ll see how long I make it with no alcohol. But, yeah – 8 weeks, no smoking!
Final note: The end goal for all of this is to get in shape and complete another Tough Mudder, this time completing all the obstacles. Because obstacles require a person to literally pull their own weight (literally), I want to get down to 180lbs by 2017. if I can get to 190 by September, that will be a reasonable goal. So now it’s time to start focusing a bit on the future, not just the present. What is going to motivate me to keep going after this weight loss challenge is over? I can’t just fall off the wagon again. So now it’s not about finishing the challenge, but moving forward to the next goal.