I hit 199.7!

The Weigh In

Today’s weight was 199.7. Lemme cherish that for a moment. My weight begins with the number 1 for the first time in a few decades. I’ve lost almost 25 pounds and it’s a pretty darn good feeling.

I’m taking some pictures to track my weight loss. To me, I’m still fat. I assume I’m losing weight since I’ve lost 25 pounds and 3 inches off my gut. However, I still look and feel fat to myself. Therefore, I decided to do a little side by side comparison of myself now and day one of the diet. Surprisingly, I am skinnier!  Who knew! :)

224.5 @ Left, 199.7 @ Right

224.5 @ Left, 199.7 @ Right

 

 

Of course, in traditional before and after shots, the images help make the difference apparent. In my before shot, it’s after a 3 am New Years Eve party, crappy 3 MP phone camera and disheveled hair. In the current shot, I’m refreshed, have a new 5 MP camera with HDR and my hairs combed. LOL However, I think even if it was equal on those items, hopefully you notice a difference in my gut. If not, let me believe my lie. :)

Google Charts Not So Nice

What’s interesting in how ruthless Google’s Charting is in their spreadsheet app. Here’s the chart before I broke 200.

Chart before I broke 200

Chart before I broke 200

 

 

You can see how I slacked a lot in February. However, it made getting to 200 so exciting. “What’s going to happen after I break 200?” Well, I broke it and man, it’s brutal. Rather than rewarding me, the charting engine hit me with this:

Chart after I broke 200

Chart after I broke 200

You see what the chart did to me? It dropped the bottom by 10 pounds. No reward from the chart. Just a new challenge: “So 200 means nothing to you? Oh yeah, how about 190?”  Of course, this is all in my head, since charts don’t really talk or challenge us. However, I think if this one did, it’d have a voice of Sylvester Stallone. I’ll give it my best Ivan Drago, “I will crush you.” And it’d shoot back in Rocky character, “Go for it.”  :)

 

The 200 Barrier

The Weigh In

I’m getting closer and closer to the 200 barrier, by that I mean breaking below 200 pounds on my weigh ins. Today, I was 202.2, which is so close that I can almost taste it.

A chart of my weight loss

A chart of my weight loss

Looking over my chart of weight loss, it’s easy to see that I should be below 200 pounds today. I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit much though. I think part of it maybe fear of breaking below 200.

What’s Wrong with Being Sub-200?

Well, that’s the thing. There is nothing wrong with being sub 200. In fact, getting to 165 is sort of the goal of this little diet experiment. What’s wrong and frightful is getting there only to gain the weight back in the other direction.

It’s really quite funny that I even sorta stress about this. 200 is just an arbitrary number. I coulda easily picked 202.5 or something silly like that. However, the human mind acts in strange ways, most of which are not even logical. Therefore, I’m not gonna try to understand it. Instead, I’m just gonna stay on course and wave goodbye to 200 as I pass it by in the next week or so. LOL