Another month gone. More progress made. I ALREADY MET MY GOAL OF 205 LBS (two whole weeks before my target date). Fucking KICK-ASS!
It is funny to see the results on the scale (sometimes I have trouble believing the scale) and in the mirror because it doesn't feel like work anymore. I just do it; its an everyday part of my life.
The healthy, vegetarian (for the most part) predominantly organic diet is working well for me. I really feel a lot better not eating meat. The exercise is good. It makes me feel energized and all that, but also feel better about myself. I guess it's really affected me mind, body, and soul.
Fortunately work has started to pick up as of late, though that means less time for the gym. So its a trade off. On the one side I have money (this is a good thing) but I also have tempting craft services all day long and not as much time to hit the gym. Good thing my job is physical.
All in all I am really happy with the progress I have made over the last few months. I knew that if I was determined and set my mind to it (again), I could accomplish my goal. I have lost a lot of weight in the past and now am finally finishing the long journey.
However the one thing that "sucks," and I put it in quotes because there are a lot of worse things, is that I am running out of clothes to wear. Everything is a bit to baggy now. Shirts, pants, shorts, etc. All of my clothes are not fitting and I don't want to look like a mess when I'm out and about or at the gym wearing over sized clothes; NOT CUTE! But on the other side of this tricky coin is the fact that I also don't want to go out and spend a bunch of money on new clothes that look good for now but are not going to fit right in two months. The thing is that as a gay guy there is so much pressure to constantly look good. Its insane and drives me crazy. Sometimes I just don't want to care dammit. I may have to suck it up (so to speak) and buy some clothes to gt me through the changes. We'll see.
Here are the updated stats as of August 2, 2009:
Weight: 204 lbs (the scale was between 202 & 205 on various days from the 1st thru the 3rd so I chose the higher middle #)
*and according to my scale my body fat is @ 20%
chest @ nipples: 43" (down 1" from last month; 5" overall)
under breasts: 39.5" (down 1.5" from last month; 4.5" overall)
bicep: 13"/13" (essentially no change, but I'm OK with that)
@ belly button: 38.5" (down 1.5" from last week; 6.5" overall)
hips: 38" (down 1" from last month; 4" overall)
butt @ widest point: 41.5" (no change from last month (WTF?); 5" overall)
thighs: 23" (down 0.5" from last month; 2.5" overall )
P.S. How adorable is J.P. Calderon? Seriously.