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.
On January 1st, 2015 I weighed:
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:
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.