Focus on what I did- not what I’m gonna do.
Yesterday was sort of a restart- we went to Kings Island on Saturday for a “test run” because we had never been and wanted to see everything and try out a few of the practice seats- there will be no roller coaster on July 20th. There was a guy there, trying to get on the tower ride thing and he was pretty much exactly where I want to be and he had to get off because he didn’t fit…so even if I was at my overall goal- I still wouldn’t fit.
So I had to step back and regroup- I enjoyed the weekend and our trip, accepted that it’s not going to happen and now it’s time to move forward.
I woke up pretty motivated on Sunday- finished off the bad food in the house and got everything ready for this final push.
I’ve been able to maintain 330 lbs for about 3 months now- so that isn’t great but I didn’t gain anymore and that is amazing. During the first 6.5 months of 2018- I dropped 110 lbs and now I have the final 6.5 months of my 2 year plan and I need to drop 90 lbs- it’s 100% doable and since I’ve screwed up so bad for the last year or so- it’s like I’m starting fresh so I should have a big weight loss.
It sucks that I wasted a year in between but I learned a bit about maintaining and I didn’t gain it all back and I went through some of the worst stress a person can go through…so I should be good.
Yesteday was perfection- got my walking in, boxing, weights and basically only ate between 5:30-6:30pm. I did have a late night Atkins bar which wasn’t the best but it got me through.
I’ve starting working until 4pm- which means I don’t have time to snack between when I get home and when the wife gets home. I have to get home and start working out to get it done in time for dinner- then have the one meal with maybe a Jello or something and boom- 23/1 fasting!
I do have my motivation back and that seems to be making it easier- along with limiting the time I can actually eat but I know Saturday/Sunday will be rough but the different is- I’m not giving up- I continue to start back and try and I realize that is a BAD thing to do on keto- starting and stopping actually makes eating all the fat on “good days” really, REALLY bad…so that needs to stop now.
The timefame has hit now and I have 6.5 to drop the weight so now is the time to do it. I’m pretty sure that once I get to 240 lbs, I will have no issues maintaining around 230-250 lb average.
The key is simple- I dropped a ton of weight, gained a little back but maintained it without gaining and now I need to lose the rest of it. I’ve learned a lot over the last 1.5 years and I’ve proven to myself (and others) that I can do this- not only lose but maintain- sure, I didn’t want to maintain 330 lbs but- looking at it another way- I maintained a weight loss of 110 lbs for a year!
Back on it for day two- figuring out how to make it through the weekend by keeping myself busy and away from food and trigger situations like shopping, etc.
It’s time to end this. It’s time to kick it into overdrive and hit the goal of 200 lbs loss and not stop again until I get there.
After summer is going to be rough with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up- my FAVORITE time of year- FALL!!!
I have my small goals set but I see 240 lbs in the future…. 01.01.2020- hell, maybe I’ll be at 220…at the beginning of 2020!
….doubt it….but 240 lbs should happen.
Love, Peace and Sharkyness