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Weigh-in: June 8, 2019: Phase 2 Begins

Sunday, June 09, 2019

So last Saturday I hit a weight goal of 195 pounds almost 10 years in the making.

My midweek was pointing to a weigh-in of about 196 pounds, give or take a few ounces. I had picked two songs, one from late 1995 one from very early 1996. Then I realized Friday morning.....

I had a social function that night. There are two types of social functions I tend to go to. One has free food and drink ticket available. The other doesn't. When attending the later, I know where I can pick up a slice of pizza for cheap afterward. That night was the later.

Having been below 200 before, I knew that eating out in any capacity the night before weigh-in was going to add 1-2 pounds. Though this was not the end of the world, given that I didn't think I was going to hit 195, I just didn't feel like having pizza or soda.

As I was heading home and my stomach started to rumble, I was like, "Forget this, I'll deal with an off night of sleep and have a good breakfast tomorrow. I still figured I would be 195.x.

The rest is history.

The other half of my goal is 15% body fat. Several times, over the past several months, I had considered switching gears and switching focus to that instead of weight. That said.....

Most people know that one person who can't keep focus. They start something and then, when they start to get close, just kind of move on before completing. I admit to being one of the worst versions of said.

Despite the temptation, I decided to stay the course on going for 195 pounds. my payday came earlier than expected, but it came.

My focus now is on building muscle and burning fat. Doing the math, I have about 10 pounds of fat to replace with muscle. Unlike previous posts where weight was the major criteria of success or failure, now and going forward it will be body fat (see new ticker on Spark Page).

So here we go:

Last Week: 194.8@21%
This Week: 196.4@20%
Down 1% body fat . A lot of eating out towards the end so no surprise on the weight front.

Realistically, anytime when around this weight and I've gained more than a few ounces, I magically "lose" a pound of muscle (reverse is true when losing weight), but who knows. Unlike weight, I expect the fat loss to progress more slowly given that my scale doesn't go 10ths of a percent.

==I REALIZE.....
I realize from the last time I was below 200, that I'm probably facing some isolation here. The site can preach healthy living until it's blue in the face. The manifestation of health issues is mostly tied to weight and that's the reality.

I've watched those who were at healthy/goal weights give up due to lack of support. I hope that's not the case, but we'll see.

I don't know.

I'm working on healing the foot so for now I will focus a lot on diet, upper body and core.

Each percent is a milestone. For now it's about maintaining 20% and eventually hitting 19%.

Let's do this.

- TD Out!
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  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon You Will Achieve & Hit the 19 Percent-----Motivated Yes You Are!
    503 days ago
    You can do this. I too soon hope to be in Onederland, just ten pounds to go...
    504 days ago
    emoticon ONDERLAND emoticon
    504 days ago
    You got this, TD!
    So happy for you.
    Take the time to allow yr body, and your lifestyle, to adjust to this new body size.
    504 days ago
    Go for it, TD! emoticon

    We are each an experiment of one. I appear to be one of those able to maintain a weight loss; yet, dogged by some severely challenging health issues. I realize that I am an anomaly.

    Activity has been severely limited for me due to crushing fatigue. However, some definition in my abs and arms remain and body fat has not increased despite an inability to exercise regularly for nearly a year.

    I've often commented that abs are made in the kitchen which sure seems to be true for me. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying exercise is not necessary. Simply saying that I am no exercise fiend and I still have low body fat and muscle definition. Genetic predisposition? Perhaps.
    504 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2019 5:23:39 PM
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