|Start Weight:||(20 Jun 12) 236.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(24 Aug 14) 244.5 lb|
|Goal Weight:||190.0 lb|
following: justcallmesteve's own diet
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week
I have a motto that "if always do what you've always done then you'll always get what you always gotten". That pretty much sums up my diet journey. If I have to be honest I would say that I haven't achieved the results I want as I haven't truly put in the effort needed.
I have another motto "the enemy of best is good". I have been able to convince myself that since biologically my internal health is good that my outward appearance wasn't that critical. Fortunately, I can say that my cholesterol, sugar and other tests when blood work is done as part of my annual check up is good. Of course the doctor would give me the "it only gets harder as you get older" speech which only in the last few years have I actually paid heed.
Probably the turning point was being prescribed a Bi-PAPP machine after a sleep study. My pressure is 18 (whatever the units are) which is pretty high. One of my goals is to be able to sleep without the Bi-PPAP machine. I was told anyone with an 18 inch neck needs a machine. Not sure how much weight loss is required to have a "regular sized" neck but will figure that out as I go.
First milestone is to be 220lbs. Been there before so breaking through 220 will be a good sign I am headed in the right direction. The next milestone would be to hit 200 lbs. Been there before in say the last 7 - 10 years but it only held for a few days. Once there, it's onward and downward to 190 lbs. Hitting 190 lbs. would be new territory. I am sure I would look awesome...wink wink.
One last goal would be to crush the fitness test/assessment I did when I joined the gym a year and a half ago. I had a pretty dismal first assessment and have improved on it since but I would like to have the net biological age be like 10 years less than my actual age of 48. Biological age is based on fitness level.
The doing of things that I haven't done in pursuit of goals. I guess that's what the journal is all about.