Weekly Update #20

Current Weight is 235 lbs
Previous Weight was 238 lbs

I lost 3 lbs this week I was aiming for 1.45 lbs. I worked out 6 days last week and burned an average of 2540 calories per day in exercise. Consumed an average of 1500 – 1700 calories per day.

Me at age 27 or so

My cousin recently posted pictures of me when I was 28 or so (the only reason I think this is because there is no gray in my beard) I was not at my highest weight yet. The thing that strikes me the most about this picture is the smile it was not genuine. I know because I’m showing off my teeth a super rare occurrence I’ve never been one to grin like that. For many years I was a victim of fear. I let fear dictate how I dealt with life. Don’t get me wrong fear is an essential part of our survival instinct but I think it was more designed to protect us from physical harm than emotional harm. Fear drove me to make many mistakes in my life where I chose to set aside my feelings so that I would make others happy. That type of generosity has a way of eroding the person that you are after a while. As I continue to go through this journey I’m starting to unearth the person that I was meant to be. I’m not referring to the body that I see in the mirror but rather the emotional self that was buried under all this weight and I’m very proud of who I’m becoming.

Goal for this week is to consume no more than 1656 calories per day. Burn an average of 1236 calories per day in exercise over 6 day period. Weight loss goal is to lose 1.41 lbs.

1 Comment Weekly Update #20

  1. Sandra

    Gray beard and all, you look marvelously healthy now, with a gleam in your eye and spirit for life that is definitely shining through. 🙂


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