Friday, March 20, 2015

Sub 200....FINALLY!!!

I was anxious to weigh myself this morning. I actually woke up a couple times in the middle of the night to see what time it was. At 6:30 am I got up, about an hour earlier than normal. Like I said I was excited to stand on that scale.

And for good reason, I did it, I broke 200 lbs. I weighed in at 199.2 lbs. I haven't been under 200 lbs since October 1st, 2014. That's 5.5 months.

Next stop after the weigh in was to listen again to my hypnosis tape, that is now 20 days in a row. I was so pumped I actually listened to another one on goal setting. This one was weird. It took me right out. Normally with hypnosis I feel awake and hear everything. This was a new guy and about 10 minutes into it I was out of it.

I'm not sure if I fell asleep or he knocked me out and got into my subconscious. I hope it's the later. I love the idea of just closing your eyes and then boom it's done. It's like being a kid and falling asleep on the car and waking up when you get home. It's like time traveling.

Today was a busy day. We are interviewing people for the app that we believe will be early adaptors and getting their feedback on a very rough wire frame we have put together. We've been doing this since Wednesday and it's been super interesting and totally worth the effort.

We've been at it 4 weeks exactly to determine core features. We surveyed 150 people, then interviewed the top 50 and then determined 14 of them are the total experts. It's amazing how into couponing these people are. It's a whole sub culture. The 4 weeks we've taken has been invaluable.

I had about an hour between one meeting to the other and I was able to slip out and do a quick 6 km run. I was in the mindset that I wanted to do a 10 km or more run, I just didn't have the time. Before going I strapped on my heart rate monitor and it got down to 42 bpm, which is great. Mind you I still had to walk a bit on today's run to keep the heart rate under 140 bpm.

Today was a tough day on the juicing around dinner time. After a great week of work I wanted to celebrate. I was thinking that I should take the family out for dinner and then realized I'm on a juicing diet. I would have really like to have winded down with a beer and then realized I can't I'm juicing.

With all that said I'm still a long way from where I want to get to and just breaking 200 lbs is the first step of a much longer journey.

I have pretty crazy records of training and weight that I've kept daily since 2007. I went back to my records to see what my lowest weight  was. I was totally shocked to see that I got down to 170 lbs in 2007. I actually went from 214 lbs down to 170 lbs in 6 months. Mind you from 180 lbs - 170 lbs was all do to me having my tonsils out and not being able to eat.

After the tonsils were out I moved up to 177 - 180 lbs for a long time after that. It kind of blew me away as I didn't realize I could actually get down to 170 lbs. It's actually even more depressing as for me to get down there it would be another 30 lbs I'd need to lose. Even to get down to 180 lbs it would take 19 pounds.

Tonight I broke down a little. I couldn't go out for dinner, I couldn't have a beer and I really wanted to eat something. So I made a small bag of popcorn and ate it very slowly. I cheated, but not by much.

I was then reading on the Internet that a guy that lost 100 pounds plus did juicing for breakfast and lunch and then had a regular dinner. I like that sort of model. I think it would work really great. I remember once losing a lot of weight when I was 19 years old, dropping 50 lbs and I ate fruit in the morning and then lunch and dinner. It was the fit for life diet plan. It worked great for me.

Tomorrow will be another big day to see if I stay in the 190's. I sure hope so. I really don't want to see a 2 ever again.

What's really cool right now is I feel focused once again and that I have my discipline back. I think having stability with my job was a big factor. I less uncertainty to worry about and I think stress and anxiety is the number one reason for people to gain weight. Eating food is very comforting and it's so easy to over eat to help cope with it all, and having beers too.

Run - 37 minutes / 5.96 km
199.2 lbs

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