Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Back!

Recap of Numbers

Before getting into where I have been and what I have been doing, let's post some updated numbers:

November 2007267
June 16, 2008229*
October 16, 2008237
January 3, 2009223

*Note: Judging by the parity between the bathroom scale and real scale I have most recently been weighing on, I am making the assumption that the bathroom scale is 10 pounds under.

So there you have it:

  1. I lost 38 pounds over a 7 month period
  2. I put 12 pounds back on in my first five months back on the job
  3. I have lost 14 pounds since re-focusing on my weight
  4. I am now 44 pounds lighter than I was just 14 months ago

Now about how I have re-focused...

Cliche, but hey, it works!

I started going to Weight Watchers on October 16, and, as you can see, it has worked wonderfully. I can't take credit for this decision, as it was my wife's idea. After skipping workouts, going out to eat one too many times per week, and totally pigging out on our honeymoon, she suggested that we try this program together.

This works for two reasons: I am being held accountable each week, and it idiot-proofs your diet. On the first front, I have a weigh-in every week in front of the same person. Even though the employees are completely professionaly and non-judgemental, I just hate failing in front of others (for those of you familiar with the book, I am an Achiever as noted in Now, Discover Your Strengths). Secondly, the points system is pretty easy to follow. I have also mastered the fine art of maximizing volume per point.

It is also very important to note that without Nicole and I supporting each other in this, neither of us would be seeing the success we have (she has also lost weight into the double-digits).