I am doing well and remain very consistent in my healthy eating campaign. I just finished my 4th week of eating well and I am down another 3 pounds. Total loss since 8/9 is 18 pounds.
Week 1 was 7 pounds
Week 2 was 5 pounds
Week 3 was 3 pounds
Week 4 was 3 pounds
I log EVERYTHING into sparkpeople.com and about every 10 days when I "cheat", it means that I have gone to about 2,000 calories (one time up to 2,200). My average tends to be around 1,400 calories. Lots of veggies, light amount of daily exercise. It is very likely that I was consuming 4,000 calories per day before this with no exercise.
I feel confident that I will keep going...it feels different this time. It feels like I am finally learning some balance. Eating an occassional heavy meal means that I better have some light meals ahead of me, lots of water and some exercise.
Four weeks is a nice stretch, but I need to maintain this for four months. Gradually, I will bring the daily goal up to 1,500, then 1,700, etc. Once I hit a goal weight, I'll have to determine what my daily caloric goal should be. But for awhile, I need to keep focused on reducing the weight quickly to get me out of the danger zone.
Michael Clarke Duncan was between 6'4"-6'5", near my age and weighed somewhere between 315-325 pounds. He had a massive heart attack and never recovered. Oh, and he had far more muscle mass and athletic history than I've ever had. If we stood next to each other wearing suits, we would look pretty similar.
Which one of us would be in the Danger Zone? Both of us.
I liked this actor, but even more so, feel very sympathetic to all of the big guys and gals out there because we are all on the same path. Every journey out of a danger zone begins with one step or one leap.
If you're not AGGRESSIVELY getting out of that danger zone, please get moving.