Twenty-Five Pounds

Our Biggest Loser weight loss challenge at work is exactly two weeks away from our final weigh in.  As of today, two months in, I’ve lost 25 pounds.  Twenty. Five. Pounds.  I know that’s not a lot in comparison to some folks in the world, but man it feels good, and more importantly “I” feel good.

When grabbing 25 pound bag of dog food I can only think, “Holy crap, was I really carrying this much around as part of my body?”  And I was, and when you can visualize it in such a way, it’s brings it pretty clearly into focus.

Now you may think I’ve gone nuts and worked out like a fiend and only eaten sprigs of parsley this whole time, but that could not be farther from the truth.  The only thing I’ve really done so far is to eat less and eat better.  I only really drink water and coffee now for the most part.  And I use the application LoseIt! on my phone to track calories and try to stay under 1600 a day.  I do okay MOST days, but not all.  And if you look at my flickr or Foodspotting streams, you’ll see I’ve eaten some really good food these past two months.

The point I’m trying to make is, I didn’t make a whole lot of changes in order to lose these 25 pounds.  If I can do it, you can too.  Watch what you eat and eat a little less and that goes a long way.

Now early on I was walking a mile at lunch, and I bought a FitBit Ultra to track my steps.  FitBit wants you to hit 10,000 steps a day.  On a typical day I’ve been hitting 3,000.  Yes, ONLY 3,000 and I’ve still shed the pounds.  I really have not exercised much, it at all.

For the next two weeks (the homestretch of this challenge) I’m going to exercise by walking, using our Gazelle at home, water walking in the pool and limiting the calories even more.  I’m going to go nuts for these two weeks and see what happens.  Each member of the winning team gets $250 bucks, and that my friends, can buy a lot of sprigs of parsley.