Today is the third day of measuring my weight and everything, and the fourth day of trying get this workout habit set in my routine. I have my first setback, at least it’s a setback if you look at the numbers. I’m up two-tenths of a pound since yesterday, but my clothes fit better and my gut does not hang down as far as it used to. As I had said in yesterday’s blog, the results I had been getting at the very beginning were not sustainable… this is just proof of the truth of my statement then. Anyway, let’s take a look at the big board and see where this player stands.
Starting Weight: 319.2 pounds
Starting Waist/Shirt Size: 42/3XL
Yesterday’s Weight: 316 pounds
Today’s Weight: 316.2 pounds (+0.2 vs. yesterday, -3.0 total)
Today’s Exercise: 30 Push ups, 30 Stomach Crunches, 1.0 mile Walking
Goal Weight: 225 pounds
Goal Waist/Shirt Size: 38/XL
Pounds to go: 91.2 pounds
Waist/Shirt Sizes to Go: 4/2
Now, this week I get paid, and after all my bills and such get taken care of, I intend to go and do a less than scientific test as to where I stand on my sizing goals. I need to update my wardrobe, so I will be trying on some jeans (or maybe a dressier type of pant, I’m undecided at this point) as well as some shirts. The reasoning for the sizing goals is sort of an alternate goal. There are two reasons for my weight loss attempt, one is that after having a cousin pass away before reaching 40 years old and having a friend die before reaching 25 over the last two years… I’ve been thinking a lot about my own mortality. I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle in regards to my eating and exercising. The second goal is cosmetic, I want to look better. With regular exercise, I’m sure I can have the kind of physique that makes me proud to look into the mirror every morning. With the second reason in mind, I added those size goals. Smaller clothes are always good, and that would save me money (typically Big & Tall clothes are 2 or more dollars more expensive than an identical item that runs smaller), and I like having money.
So, while the numbers say I’m gaining weight, my eyes tell me that I’m getting where I want to go with the exercise plan and all of that. I’m okay with this, and with a little help from my latest follower Navy Star who is on her own weight loss journey, as well as my other friends and regular readers I know this whole journey can be a success and it’ll put me one step closer to where I ultimately want to be in this life.
On an unrelated note, I’ve also started kicking around the idea of building myself a PC. A gaming PC specifically, mostly because I need a hobby and the combination of building computers and playing games on computers is certainly something that would be a good hobby. While kicking around this idea, I was also thinking maybe I could turn it into a side business, building computers for people trying to save them a little bit of money while making a little extra money for myself. Now, I’ve never built a computer before, but I’ve done most of the repairs a PC needs, and I don’t feel like there would be anything too difficult about building a computer. I’ve got a few matters to take care of before I really make a decision about this, ones that should help me out financially if they go the way I’m hoping. Otherwise, it seems like it’ll be a good plan.