Milestone: Lost 100 Pounds

This heavy bag weighs 100 pounds.

This heavy bag weighs 100 pounds.

I should’ve posted this a week ago when my average weight over two weeks (what I’m calling my “true weight”) dipped below 350 pounds, which means I’ve now lost over 100 pounds since 16 June 2008.  My weight loss has been slow but steady as of late, although I can’t honestly say that I’ve been doing everything I should to lose weight and get fit as quickly as I know I can.  I think my weight loss pace will quicken when the weather gets warmer and it’s easier to get out and walk places.  I’m really looking forward to getting another running go at fitness this Summer.  The Winter has been particularly brutal this year and made it harder to go out and exercise.  I still go to the gym regularly, but I find that I tend to lose more weight when I walk outdoors a lot than I do from lifting weights or even from walking on the treadmill.

For those too lazy to do the math, it took me just a little over nine months to lose this first one hundred pounds.  I’m posting a picture of a “heavy bag” because I like the metaphor, but the next time you’re in the supermarket, pick up a pound of butter and try to imagine a hundred of them.  That’s how much weight I’ve lost.  With this milestone I’m about 40% of the way to my goal, with my new milestone being 125 pounds, or 50% of my goal weight.  Ideally I’d love to get halfway there by the one-year anniversary mark of my new Clean Livin’ lifestyle, but even if I miss it by a few weeks I’ll still be doing great, and I’m well on my way to being consistently fitter than I was last week. Every time you see me I’m a little healthier and in better shape than the last time you saw me.  That’s something to celebrate!

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4 Responses to “Milestone: Lost 100 Pounds”

  1. March 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Tara says:

    That is so fantastic, Jough. Nice work! You have to feel great about the accomplishment.

  2. April 9th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Krista Moretz says:

    WOW! Jough! This is a gem of a blog that I just happened across… keep up the great work… you’re doing an amazing job! I’ve got to share that website “Walk Jog Run” with my Coaches and coachees. Cheers to the next 25 pounds! You WILL do it!!! ~Krista

  3. June 12th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Jeff Kenny says:

    Rock on Jough!

  4. February 6th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Frank D says:

    I always think of the weight in terms of bags of dog food. I’ve lost a little more than one of those big-ass bags of purina pug chow. It’s kind of daunting to think about carrying that around every minute of every day.

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