The Final Weigh-In

Written by Don P on . Posted in Challenge #3 (2015)

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Fake Before and After

Before I get into the numbers, let me say it's been one heck of a month. Sure, I've packed on a few extra pounds over the last year or two, but never to the point where people would began to avoid standing directly in front of me out of fear a shirt buttons would go from innocuous fastener to mach-3 projectile. And trust me, I would never let it get that far.

What do a priest, cheerleader, and 30-day challenge taker/comedy writer have in common? We could all stand to lose a few pounds. So how did the month finally play out, and more importantly, did I pass or fail? Well...

Here we go:

  • Starting weight: 252.5 lbs
  • Last week: 246.0 lbs.
  • This week: 244.5 lbs.
  • Total loss for the month: 8.0 lbs.

244 Pounds

There you have it — FAILED.

The Journey

Losing 10 pounds in a month is possible, but about as unrealistic as that title picture unless going to extremes. According to WebMD (the ultimate source for freaking yourself the fuck out), a healthy amount of weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. For all you math majors, there are four weeks in a month so sticking to a "healthy" weight loss would yield 8 pounds — tops. Why did I pick "ten pounds" as my goal? Well, that's the challenge! And although I didn't reach my goal, I'd still call this month a win.

I didn't exactly have to write on entire textbook on the methods employed for this month's weight loss. If you missed the last three posts then you should know that no drastic actions were taken, just small stuff that modified every day habits. Seriously, all it takes is little changes for anything you do, both good or bad. Whether those little changes promote good behavior or bad behavior is going to be up to you.

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