And how is Bill’s weight-loss and fitness “journey” is going?
Let’s take a peek, shall we?
Current weight: 191 pounds.
It’s hard to keep my enthusiasm at bay. This is about the weight I was when I graduated high school (you tend to gain weight when you work part-time in a steak house and can have all the Mountain Dew to drink you want).
This could be just a quick dip that will rise a pound or so next week, but man, I’m hopeful that it’s not and that I’ll be under 190 soon.
I promised my kid a donut when I get to 190. I promised me a donut when I get to 190 and I’ve already kind of picked one out.
Starting weight: 253 pounds.
Current goal weight: 170-ish pounds.
Weight medical professionals believe I should be: 144 –or the weight I’d need to be to ride a unicorn to work.
Blood pressure: That’s up in the air. I didn’t get the chance to find a new place to test that, given that I believe my current preferred site is compromised.
Number of times different people have spoken to me about my weight-loss and/or doing CrossFit in the last week: I’ve lost count.
But a lot of people have chimed in about how thin I am, how thin I’m getting, how I’m only half the guy I used to be.
Half is probably a bit much. It’s closer to say I’m 3/4 of the guy I used to be –I think. I’m not great at math.
Number of those people who said they couldn’t change their diet or exercise: Two.
Number of people I’ve bored to tears explaining/complaining about my diet, the calorie deficit and exercise: At least 5. Today.
Caffeine: By all that’s holy, yes!
Cans of diet soda consumed this week: I found a nice ginger ale with lemonade thing that is quickly becoming my favorite.
Let’s just say I’m not holding back.
Notable fitness accomplishments: Oh man, yes! On Sunday, I ran a mile and a half without stopping, without even really slowing down –and I felt like I could have done more.
I’m not sure how much more, but I think I could have done another half mile.
It felt amazing.
Days until the Spartan Race in WV: 164 (August 24)
Captain America t-shirt: Today, we are rocking a Dropkick Murphys t-shirt.
General outlook: I could use a nap.