Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Hey there!

So I'm off to a fairly dubious start on my new confirmed goal of dropping 30 more pounds by June 1. I missed the gym on Wed, Thur and Fri last week, along with yesterday. omg!!! I know I know... When Dan the Workout Partner goes out of town on his business trips, my need to be there on time goes away. I always say to myself that I'll go a little bit later, but that just hasn't happened. Grrr!

In any event, I went today and got a nice sweat going.

This past Saturday I played in a game tournament (I took second place). It was nice in that I saw several people I only see a few times a year. I received many compliments on my weight change, and was able to actually talk about my routine with people. Neat! It's funny - this weight lifting thing has dominated my life for the last 6 months, but I feel like I can't talk about it with anyone, because... c'mon. Look at me. I'm still a behemoth! So I feel like until I look like I'm in shape, weight loss advice and discussing my workouts seems ridiculous to me. I just don't look the part of a guy who goes to the gym often, and as a result I don't talk much about what I'm doing most every morning with other people. But I want to. I want to because it's an important part of my life, and I want to talk tips and changes with others. Soon, I hope.

In other news, I've decided that with everything I've ever really wanted in life, I've always had to make a sacrifice. And knowing that I want to drop this next 30 in three months has cemented that need. So as of today, I'm letting go of my morning super-coffee (white chocolate mocha - 400 calories!) in exchange for green tea, which has none. I'll still get a warm beverage and morning caffeine, but without the heft of the fruffy guy I normally drink. This is an extension of last week's change in breakfast.



Beach Bound said...

Good luck on getting to the gym :) I know I have problems with that sometimes as well.

And kick butt by june1!

TJ said...

That coffee-tea swap is a big change that can make such a difference. Good job!


Tricia said...

You should totally be proud of your weight-lifting routine and tell people about it. You said people can definitely tell a difference, so you've gotta be doing something right.

I had to give up my sugary morning coffee too...it super-sucked at first, but now I don't even miss it. You'll be fine! :)

HopeFool said...

Abandoning White Chocolate Mochas for green tea is a huge sacrifice. Color me impressed.

I know what you mean about feeling ridiculous discussing weight loss and working out when you are still large-ish. It is a dilemma for me too.

I think your 30 by June is as good as done. i did the math, and just kicking the 400 cal mochas for 97 days earns you 11 pounds worth of it.

bbubblyb said...

Way to go on giving up the mochas. Look at hopefuls calcs 11 lbs right off the top, that's huge. As for the gym, just keep talking yourself into it. About talking about weight training like Tricia said you should be proud of the work you've done.

Dancing Sweet Pea said...

I'm doing the green tea thing too! I used to get a large French vanilla coffee every morning with tons of calories and actually getting a green tea each morning instead is a lot easier than I thought it would be! Congrats!

Ripx180 said...

nice sacrifice to get what you want. I love me some espresso too... but have been toying with the idea of switching to tea like you.

Wei Sic Meow said...

The morning beverage sacrifice is a great idea. Sometimes it only takes one small change like that to make a difference. Good for you!

Ron said...

Wow, I would say that elimination of that coffee would make a big difference!

MizFit said...

dubious schmubious.
are *are* doing it.

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