Back On The Wagon

Hey Lean Dreamers!

It’s been a long while since I’ve checked in. As I mentioned before, I started a new job last summer that was about a 50 mile one way commute. It was horrible! Doing so much driving took up so much time, took away my energy, and left me mentally and emotionally drained. Luckily, I have finally moved closer to work! It feels like I got my life back. I wasted so much time, but I did what had to be done to survive. Anyway, now that my schedule is back on track, I can re-focus on my weight loss journey and really start seeing some results.

Today I weighed in at 228.8 pounds.

That is good and bad news. Good because I was 231.6 on 5/1/17, but bad because the last time I checked in here I was 221.6. Regardless, I have a long way to go to get to my ultimate goal of 160 pounds.

So what am I doing to make this lean dream come true?

First, exercise! My job has a gym on site. Can you believe that?! I really lucked out with that benefit. I have been going everyday at lunch with a co-worker and it has been awesome. Sometimes we will do a YouTube workout video that incorporates cardio and strength training. On other days we will do the treadmill and strength training. We’ve been going consistently the last few months, but I have not seen major weight loss results because my eating habits have been terrible. Which brings me to the second area I’m focusing on…

Calorie intake! It really is true that weight loss only happens when you burn more calories than you take in.  This month I will be focusing on cooking as much as humanly possible. Dramatic I know, but I am not in the habit of cooking for myself. I am conditioned to eating out, so this is a major deal for me. I’ll go deeper into that issue in a later post.

It’s getting late, and I need sleep, but I wanted to make sure I finally checked in. I’ll definitely be posting more often now that I’m not commuting.

Talk soon,

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