As I’ve posted, I have a fairly significant birthday approaching. I’m also going to Key West to mark it. But as I’ve been saying on the bookface, I still need to lose 60 lbs before I go.
Which is in 6 days.
That’s doable… right?
The 60 lb thing isn’t *that* much of an exaggeration, either. I could easily lose 60 lbs and still be “healthy” albeit thin. 30 lbs would be a great start and would get me to the “overweight” category at the docs office.
It’s been a steady progression, but in my 20’s I stayed pretty consistently in the 185-190 lb range. Then I slowly crept over 200– and that was depressing as fuck.
Then came 210. Then 220. The other day I tipped the scales at 229. This places me in the “fatty fatty two by four” range. It also makes me very undesirable.
The funny thing is, the gain has been insidious. And when I look in the mirror I see a belly, but the rest of me looks okay still. Like I just have a patina of fat everywhere.
Hopefully I’m starting to change this, however.
I decided that the change wasn’t going to happen without help and motivation. So I joined the 60-day fitness challenge at the gym. It’s got dietary restrictions, workout regimens, support personnel, etc. And I’ve been working a bit with a personal trainer to teach me a bit.
I’m doing a lot more weight training at the gym. And cardio interval training. And I’m eating a lot of salads with protein. And protein shakes.
God I hope this works. I’m tired of being “heavy”.
I mean, I won’t shed 30 lbs in 6 days, but maybe I’ll make a good dent by day 40 or so? I already do feel better– perhaps that’s the diet?
Ideally I’d love to wear size 34 jeans again. And be able to wear my skinny 80’s sweaters this fall.
Wish me luck.