Good morning! Today is Friday, and you know what that means. Today is weigh-in day. This morning I tipped the scale at 242.0 pounds. That is a 2.2 pound loss from last week. My new total lost is 103 pounds. Also, I have now lost 29.9% of my original weight. Looks like another milestone is coming soon.
Today is also day 6 of my Daytona 500KM challenge. The challenge is to walk 500KM between the last race of the 2014 NASCAR season and the Daytona 500 on February 22. Today is incomplete, but I did go to the gym this morning, so here is the chart so far:
As you can see, I am well on my way. The only issue is that I have 2 blisters on my foot that I am dealing with. I am working through them, and they get painful at the end of a walk, but I won’t let them stop me.
I had one very interesting NSV (Non-Scale Victory), and my wife was a witness. I have been working out at my gym on many mornings. When I go, I arrive there at about 4:15am. It has gotten to the point that the guy who checks IDs just waves me through. Today my wife and I arrived at the same time. She was ahead of me and had her card out. He took her card and went to scan, but first he waved me through saying “You’re good sir”.
This is an NSV for me because in the past the only places I have been known on site, or by name have been restaurants and coffee shops. Being recognized as “a regular” at the gym is completely new territory for me. It felt very nice indeed.
Before my next weigh in we’ll be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. That kicks off the season of gluttony for many, including myself in past years. In the past I have packed on pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years day. But not this year! This weekend I will publish my 5 point plan for the Holidays, and how I plan to LOSE weight between now and January 1.
How are you doing with your journey? How are you coming along on your walking challenge?