My ugly mug. Left picture was taken 2012, right picture taken today. I am 60 pounds lighter today than in 2012. It’s been a long, hard, painful road. As of this morning I weighed in at 284. This is not a new number for me because I’ve seen it before. I saw it on my way down to 269 two years ago and I saw it again on my way back up to 305 back in March of this year.
I have come to realize that it’s a mental thing with me. I started cycling just about the time I reached the 269 mark. According to the app I was using, it stated that I was burning over 2,000 calories a trip. In my mind if I’m burning 2,000 calories I can eat more and not worry about it. I stopped using the treadmill and just rode my bike and with me burning more calories I ate more and with that I started gaining my weight back. Like I said, it’s a mental thing with me.
I’m staying within my diet this time and I’m staying on the treadmill, at least for now. It’s too dark for me to ride when I get home and right now I don’t have the time to ride on the weekends.
Today had another 4 miles on the treadmill. My plans are tomorrow morning to get another 4 miles before I leave to go to the football game. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to walk after I get home.
“Life Goes On!”
Debby Thompson said:
The best of luck. I aim to lose 100lbs. My journey started last week. So far I have lost 3.5lbs. I have a long way to go 🙂
It’s a long road Debby but if I can lose 60 pounds anybody can do it. I’m sure you will find many people that will support you and give you encouragement. Just take it in small steps and I know you can do it. Keep me posted.
You’ve got that thinking all wrong. You don’t get to eat more till you’re down to 185. With all of the exercise you’re doing, you could be dropping a pound every other day if you time lighter meals right.
Oh, btw… Nice job on the mug shot though. Keep up the good work.