Hacking My Weight (For Fun and Profit)

Last December I visited my Doctor for my yearly checkup and he told me I was getting a “little husky” and that I was over 200 pounds for the first time. 

That was a wake up call. I had always thought of myself as “athletic” although I had slowly went from a waist size of 30 to 34 over the last 10 years.  

So I made a goal to try to be under 160 pounds by June 1st. 

After reading online I decided the best was to do that was follow these 3 rules:

Only eat 1000 calories a day. 
Go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. 
No excuses.

On January 1st, 2015 I weighed: 

201.2  Pounds
155.7  Pounds Lean
45.5  Pounds Fat
22.50%  Body Fat

It wasn’t easy and I knew I had a lot of work to do. I used to eat 1000 calories at some (OK most) meals and I hadn’t routinely been to the gym to workout in years. 

I gave up eating much pasta and bread. I stopped eating candy.  I started to run and lift weights again.  It worked. 

Today I weighed: 

153.5  Pounds
136.6  Pounds Lean
16.9  Pounds Fat
11%  Body Fat

I still have some work to do as I would like to add back about 15 pounds of muscle mass and get under 10% body fat but it is nice to feel “athletic” again. 

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