... in which my goal is to lose 45 pounds.
A friend of mine, Jeremy, introduced me to a program in August of this year. The nature of this program was to help you achieve goals you made for yourself.
These "goals" could be related to: Improving Your Fitness, Achieving Weight Loss, Improving your Financial Situation.
I had been contemplating starting yet another attempt to lose weight, and was formulating a plan. As I have attempted numerous times the past, with varying levels of success, of course, I was skeptical. I lost just over 30 pounds in 2010 over 5 months but then fell of the wagon and eventually gained most of the weight back.
None of the people I met needed to lose the type of weight I wanted to lose, their goals revolved around either improving their financial situation and/or improving their level of fitness. I met a competitive pairs figure skater (who is competing to represent Canada in the next Olympics), I met some Mixed Martial Artists who wanted to increase their fitness, and watched a testemonial from a person discuss how she lost over 160 pounds, the health benefits she attained, and her not needing insulin to maintain healthy blood sugar levels (she was a type II diabetic).
I was leaving for a vacation the next day but told him I was thinking of starting a program to lose weight in September and that I would try this system/program.
My "why" crystallized over our holiday. I was unable to do many of the activities that my son would have loved me to do with him. Climbing multiple flights of stairs was extremely strenuous. I could not make it to the top of Mont Royal in Montreal. I decided that I needed, not only for my own health, but also for my, and our enjoyment of life to lose weight and lose it NOW.
I started my 90 Day Challenge on August 27th, 2012 with the Goal of losing 45 pounds by November 25th, 2012 - a pace of 3.5 pounds per week.
I took pictures and measurements on the day I started (for now they are private). I was advised to make me goal public (a form of accountability). I hesitated about blogging about this in light of my past publicized failure. I declared my goal to my friends on Facebook and to all family and friends I came in regular contact with. Here is a synopsis of my progress so far:
90 Day Challenge to lose 45 pounds starting August 27, 2012.
Week 1 - 6 pound loss - 06 pound total loss / 39 pounds to go in 12 weeks
Week 2 - 5 pound loss - 11 pound total loss / 34 pounds to go in 11 weeks
Week 3 - 4 pound loss - 15 pound total loss / 30 pounds to go in 10 weeks
Week 4 - 5 pound loss - 20 pound total loss / 25 pounds to go in 9 weeks
Week 5 - 3 pound loss - 23 pound total loss / 22 pounds to go in 8 weeks
Week 6 - 3 pound loss - 26 pound total loss / 19 pounds to go in 7 weeks
Week 7 - 4 pound loss - 30 pound total loss / 15 pounds to go in 6 weeks
So far I have lost just over 2.5 inches off my chest and 4 inches off my waist. I now weigh less than I have at any point since 2006.
After one month of my wife trying to lose weight on her own (without appreciable results), she started her 90 Day Challenge a week last Monday. She has taken her "before" measurements, but prefers to achieve her goal without making her goals public. I respect that, but just want to share that she lost 6 pounds in her first week (Helen has much less weight to lose than I do) and is well on her way to another successful week.
My overall goal is to weigh less than when I graduated high school, and increase my fitness level. I am hoping that achieving this goal will allow me to partake in a wider range of physical activities on my own and with my son. I also hope that this weight loss will reduce my insulin resistance (I have been type II diabetic for almost 20 years) and also reduce the amount of medication I need to keep my blood sugar level within an acceptable range.
I have chosen to work on this Goal using a series of 90 Day Challenges and break up each challenge into weekly milestones (this 90 Day Challenge has broken down to 13 weeks (minus 1 day) of losing 3.5 pounds per week).
Here is a link to the program I have chosen. If you would like to achieve a health goal or to reduce your weight, and are not achieving the success you would like, I would love to share with you more of the details of what is working for me... just let me know =)
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage