Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Taking Shape for Life - Week 10

Yes I changed the title of this weekly post a bit. Calling this program a diet is a bit of a misnomer. I am taking charge of my body, and my health. I am getting fit.

For those of you who have been following along, I have just completed the tenth week of my plan to take back my body. Ten weeks ago I weighed 273 pounds, was wearing tight XXL shirts, and size 44 jeans. Ten short weeks ago I could not climb up the flight and a half of stairs to get on any of the roofs of the buildings I am responsible for at work without getting a little winded. Ten weeks ago I was severely obese.

Last week I lost another 3 pounds for a total of 52 pounds in 10 weeks. Yeah, I'm kinda proud of that achievement.

For all you folks like me who enjoy charts, here is a quick chart of my weight loss journey so far.


A nice steady downward trend. I'll tell you what... V is very happy with my somewhat leaner, stronger and more energetic body. My doctors are also very happy with my success so far. Resting heart rate, cholesterol and blood pressure are all well within healthy norms and I am feeling great.

This site has a couple of good videos that explain the program in some detail, and more great testimonials. This site has even more information.

If you have any questions about my progress so far, how I am accomplishing it, or even my future goals, go ahead and send me an email. The address is in my profile.

17 comments:

Bgg said...

Amazing work! I'm newly following your blog and I'm in awe of the changes you've made. Congrats!!

Old NFO said...

We're all proud of you JR! Keep it up!

the pistolero said...

Damn, JR, that's awesome.

Rustmeister said...

Damn fine job.

dw said...

your gonna have to step down to a 9mm.

JR said...

"your gonna have to step down to a 9mm."

I don't think so. My grip has really improved now that I don't have sausage fingers :)

JR said...

I do appreciate all of your support. It means a lot to me to read all of your kind words.

Thanks guys.

Fits said...

Holy cripes, that's terrif.

Anonymous said...

"Last week I lost another 3 pounds for a total of 52 pounds in 10 weeks. Yeah, I'm kinda proud of that achievement."

And you should be, brother. It's a great thing, but please just don't let this take over your life. I'm a former fattie, too, and these things have a tendency to take on lives of their own.

Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg

Anonymous said...

"Last week I lost another 3 pounds for a total of 52 pounds in 10 weeks. Yeah, I'm kinda proud of that achievement."

And you should be, brother. It's a great thing, but please just don't let this take over your life. I'm a former fattie, too, and these things have a tendency to take on lives of their own.

Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg

Anonymous said...

My apologies for the 'double-tap'.

JR said...

No Worries Brother.

I have an exit strategy :)

Murdoc said...

AWESOME! Keep with it!

GeologyJoe said...

great work!

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