I can’t believe that it has been 4 months of craziness since we started this thing. They say time flies when you’re having fun, and while not every minute has been fun, I can say that overall the experience has been a blast. A huge shout out and thanks to Ed from Ed’s Gym for all he has done to push me and keep me moving forward. Big thanks also to Julie and the kiddos for the motivation and support and for putting up with some of the not-so-stellar days. And to everyone reading the blog and engaging on Facebook and Twitter. So many of you have shared encouraging words and your own updates. It’s been great knowing that some of you are also taking on your own crazy ideas.
Waist at umbillicus: Day 1: 48.75, Day 120: 40.5, Difference -8.25 inches
Hips: Day 1: 42.5, Day 120: 41.5, Difference -1 inches
Chest: Day 1: 47, Day 120: 42.75, Difference -4.25 inches
Around Shoulders: Day 1: 54, Day 120: 48.5, Difference -5.5 inches
Mid Thigh: Day 1: 23.25, Day 120: 23, Difference -.25 inches
Bicep: Day 1: 15, Day 120: 13.5, Difference -1.5 inches
Neck: Day 1: 17.75, Day 120: 16.25, Difference -1.5 inch
That’s a grand total of 22 inches lost in 120 days.
When I stepped on the scales Day 1 I weighed in at 263.8 pounds, today I stepped on the scales and weighed in at 223.4. I’ve lost 40.4 pounds in 120 days.
I can’t believe how much better I’m feeling and how much more energy I have. As I mentioned last week in a post, I feel like I’ve hit a bit of a plateau with the weight loss. Time to keep my eyes on the long term goals and keep at it.
The rest of the post comes with the same warning as the previous updates. For those of you who haven’t eaten yet, or will be eating shortly, proceed with caution. I’ve included some before and after pics and I don’t have a shirt on. So if you want to continue, get out those sunglasses again because my tan-less, flabby body may cause irreparable eye and psychological damage.
So there you have it. Four months into this crazy idea and I’m feeling fantastic. It’s still hard to believe how much progress I’ve made, and the difference it is making.
I know I’ve said it before, but if you are in Colorado Springs and you’re thinking about starting a fitness program, I’d encourage you to check out Ed’s Gym. You can even come down for a free trial work out with me if you want. Come on – it will be fun!
Okay, now it’s your turn. We want to hear your updates in the comments. Tell us where you are in your journey and we won’t even make you post any photos.