Friday, January 22, 2010

Week 3: More activity

Well I'll keeep it short and sweet this week. I didnt gain weight!I didn't Lose weight. I must be honest, the last two weeks have been very stressfull. I dont know about you, but I am an emotional eater and well, when stress occurs ,I eat, a lot. I sabotaged my self but Im setting some more active goals for this next week. If you want, you can Join me. Tomorrow I going to burn about 2000 calories playing competive football(Oklahoma Maddogs(my team) vs. Fort Worth Avengers in Fort Worth. Next week as well Im going to spend 10 hrs in the gym. My wife has been good to me, she filled our fridge full fruit and didnt buy a bunch of junk that I would normally eat. For a few weeks as well, I will post a little more about the activities and food Im intaking so as to have a little more accountability.

Starting Weight 404

Week 3 393

11 lbs down

89 lbs to go!

Scripture of the Week!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"plans for [your] welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Week 2: Failure or Feedback!

The definition of failure is "a lack of success in or at something". When one encounters something that they have not succesfully accomplished, is it failure? In my past I would say yes, if you don't complete your task then you have failed. This seems black and white, but is it? Today when I stepped on the scales, instead of losing weight, I had gained weight. This really wasn't a surprise, but it was reality. So was this a failure? Did scales tell me today that I failed or did they give me feed back? A wise man told me once that you only fail when you quit. The scales only reflected the behaviors that accomplished in the last week. The scales didn't exactly say exactly what I ate, but the did tell me that what I did in the past 7 days did not achieve the desired results. Failure, I don't think so. Feedback is the truth, the scales don't lie. I must do different. This for me is when I need you! My friends, family, anyone that wants to input.

Dec 28, 2009 404 lbs

Jan 8, 2010 390 lbs

Jan 15, 2010 393 lbs

this week +3 lbs total -11 lbs

89 lbs to go

This weeks scripture
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Friday, January 8, 2010

Week 1 Results: Fat or Not!

As a Kid, I was always bigger than the rest. You know how kids will ask their parents what they did when they were little. Well, I never was little. As a 6 year old, I was 4’3” tall and weighed 68lbs.

If you don’t know, that is the average size of a 3rd grader(9 or 10 year old boy).
In the 6th grade, I was 5’10”.
As a freshman, I was 6’2” and weighed 215 lbs.

As a senior in high school, I was 6’5” and weighed about 270lbs.

Junior year (Graduation usher)

Freshman year in College

Stephanie's(baby sister) graduation. After my first year of College.
I weighed about 320 lbs

I think you can get the drift, I was a big Kid. Here’s a question for your? As you look at the pictures that I’ve posted do you see a fat kid? There is no doubt that today, I am fat, that’s why I am doing this challenge, but back then I was not fat. I grew up with such low self esteem due to the fact that people constantly called me fat because I wasn’t some little kid like they were. Most people don’t know that about me. Most of my friends then would assume that I like being the big guy. The truth is I wanted to be the little guy. At this point in my life, I don’t want to be the little guy, I’m comfortable being the big guy, I just want to be a smaller version of that guy.
That’s my goal, a 100lbs less of me!

Quote of the Week:
“people good at making excuses, are rarely good at anything else” Benjamin Franklin

Scripture of the Week:
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich (Proverbs 13:4)

Starting Weight December 28, 2009 404 lbs

Today’s Weight January 8, 2010 390 lbs

14 lbs down 86 lbs to go!