Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Be All That You Can Be!

Weigh-In: 216.6 lbs

The weight is up again today. I know it's not fat though. First of all, I've not eaten anything bad, or in mass quantities. Secondly, my pants if anything are looser than they were a week ago. So it's either water or muscle or both. It's probably time for another comparison pic or something as its been 40 some days since I've done one. I was thinking of waiting until say 200 which is on Feb 8th though.

I kinda feel like blogging is really falling off for a lot of people. I don't know if that means they're not into the weight loss as much or what, but I just feel like less and less people post blogs and read blogs every day. I hate to think that because that really has been one of my main motivators, the online support. I looked forward to posting blogs and discussing things with people, but these days I just feel like I'm at a bit of a loss for words, and maybe everyone is. I suppose it's just a phase. Maybe it's the winter blues. I thought everyone would be going crazy though what with their new years resolutions.

Someone mentioned the other day (Bill? Ripx? Bro Jay?) about trying to look your best come memorial day. The thought behind it being that it's the first possible "take your shirt off day" this year. I've been thinking about that lately and I really want to strive for that as well. I feel OK now, but if I were to hit the beach tomorrow I'd still not be overly comfortable about my gut hanging over my bathing suit. Of course, it'd be 100 times better than last year and I'm sure 9 out of 10 people who saw me then will be commenting on how different I look. But I'm not completely comfy with it yet. I don't have to have a six pack, but I don't want a jiggly gut hanging out there.

So I guess memorial day is just short of 5 months away. That might seem like a long time but it will be here before you know it. Time to keep plugging away and try to be the best I can be. I really have no idea what that is, but I'd like to find out.


justin said...

You might be surprised at the progress you will make over the next 5 months. Look at where you've been and the awesome results that you've gotten. If someone would have told you last July that you would lose 60 pounds in the next 5 months would you have believed them? Keep up the good work.

Brian said...

80 pounds actually :)
but yes, i know what you mean

billy said...

I agree about the blogs, but shit happens. Some people have just abandoned it, others are still plugging away but not blogging. I find myself struggling for things to say sometimes (like today), but I still try to blog every day because I think it's important. There will always be people like you, me, and Tuck who will blog no matter what, so don't worry.

As for Memorial Day, it was me who mentioned it. "Judgement Day". It seems like a long way off, but we're a long way off from being fitness models, too, so let's see how close we can come by then!

Rob Tucker said...

There's this vacation the wife's family and I do every year in July where we go up and live on the lake for a week. We see the same 20-30 people every year - people we only see once a year.

I use those folks as my guidepost - how will I look to THEM.

One of my main motivators back when I started this in November of '06 was to be able to walk around with my shirt off and feel good about myself. I'm a long way away from that - I'm losing weight everywhere it seems BUT my gut. It'll go away eventually.

5 months until Memorial Day - that's hard to believe already. It's a great mile marker for us.

And yeah - I've been saying the same thing about blogs lately. We have a ton of people who used to blog faithfully, 4-6 times a week - and you see 1, maybe 2 a week. I think there's a direct link to the time you put into these things and the dedication that you have. This online motivator is vastly underrated to some, I'm afraid.