Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 58 - Ahead By (Half) a Century

Today was a pretty big day for me, as I crossed the 50lb threshold. I weighed in at 246.8 pounds, which means I'm down 52.2 pounds since the start. It's gonna be a race to the finish though, as I really want to get to that 240 mark, or even 239 for an even 60lb loss. Homer Simpson weighs 239 pounds, but I like to think he's a lot shorter than me.

This Friday will be the last day of my juice fast, and my last weigh-in will be Saturday morning. Then, weather permitting, my sister and I will be rafting down the Chattahoochee. After all of this rain, the water level should be pretty good.

I posted another progress photo on my Photo Timeline page from this evening. It feels pretty good to be able to get my Strongbad t-shirt on. It's a little small still, but I couldn't have gotten it over my head a couple of months ago.

I've been giving more thought to my eating plan post-fast, and I'm really considering a whole food plant-based diet, which is essentially vegan. It just seems like such a departure for me, but when I think about where the Western diet has gotten me, it makes even more sense. I watched a documentary on Netflix last night called "Forks over Knives" that really put it into perspective. The only place I found the film lacking was that it was all about the why, and not the how. So I'll be researching that for myself.

Anyway, here's a clip from the movie.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 55 - Sprint to the Finish

Well, here I am at day 55, so to speak. Last week was a rough one, as is evidenced by my weight tracker. It may have been juicing fatigue (not actual fatigue, just boredom), or me just looking for an excuse to eat solid foods, but that's what I did and my progress paid the price. I've been back on track for the last few days, and I know I will keep it up through the end.

I'm currently at 251.0 lb, and I'm confident I can reach my goal of 240 by the end of the fast. Then it will be up to me to keep as much of that lost weight off as possible. I have a rough idea of a plan, but I definitely need to come up with something concrete in the next week. I've known for a long time that preparation is the key to success, so I need to follow my own advice and prepare.

On the physical side, my activity has fallen off a bit, too. It is partially due to a shoulder injury I'm trying to rest, and also due to my sleeping patterns having gone off the charts. Waking up at noon or later has become a pretty regular thing over the past week. I know I feel better when I'm working out, so it's just a matter of getting back at it. I'll be going to bed early to break the cycle and wake up in time for my 9AM AquaFit class. They're probably missing the class "showoff."

This morning's juice was strawberry, honeydew and cucumber. It was not as good as it sounds.

So here I stand, with 7 days and 11 pounds to go. Piece of cake. Err, watermelon.