Weighed in under 200 pounds.
music selection: “Night Moves” — Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
On 1MAR2015, I hit 250 pounds. I decided to do something about my weight. It has not been easy. It has taken almost 3 and quarter years to lose 50 pounds. Importantly, I still have 35 pounds to go to my target weight.
I find that the process of losing weight is a lot like saving for early retirement:
- It takes discipline
- It takes time
- Small wins add up over time
- It is a marathon and not a sprint
I need a little extra oomph to lose that next 35 pounds as progress has gotten really slow. Starting this week, I will be doing the Strong Lifts 5×5 program. It was recommended by some early retiree aficionados at local meetups as an effective way to gain lean muscle mass and lose fat. I am prepared to give it a try.
To that end, I’ll be posting a series each Wednesday (Bro, do you even lift?) that tracks my progress.
Devour your prey raptors!