Saturday, January 31, 2009

Year One Wrap-Up

Its been a year since I started this journey. An entire year. Unbelievable. I'm now a little less fat queer. I've made a lot of progress over the last twelve months and I can definitely see the finish line. That shit is in sight. I also know the places where I slacked and could have done a better job of staying on track, and that is helping me to push on forward.

Where I went right:
  • Going to the gym/getting exercise when I'm not working. Making sure to get off my ass and get some activity in when I finally have time off from my physically taxing job. Sometimes that is the hardest thing to do, but I always feel better afterward and I make sure to let myself know that I am proud of me for doing it.
  • Eating right. Making healthy choices, passing up the junk (most of the time). Eating organic (why put all those hormones, chemicals, and preservatives in your body?). And eating vegetarian most of the time (I aim for 3/4 vegetarian, 1/4 not each week) which is also a "greener" way to live.
  • Allowing myself to splurge every once in awhile. If you deny yourself of everything "bad" you only set yourself up for failure. It will only be a matter of time before you splurge big time.
Where I could have done better:
  • There were times where I fell of the wagon. Luckily they were short periods of time, but none the less I fell.
  • I definitely could have blogged more which would have forced me to record my stats and more closely monitor my progress. I really need that constant reminder and motivation to keep up the good work.
And so here it is. My results after a year. Ive lost 26 lbs! And I've lost over 20" around my body. I feel like the incredible shrinking me!

THE RESULTS (so far):
height: 6'0"
weight: 222
chest @ nipples: 44.5"
under breasts: 42"
bicep: 12"
at belly button: 41"
hips: 39"
butt @ widest point: 43"
thigh: 24"
calf: 18"


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