30 day challenge – Day 7 – Photo (below target)

Target Weight: 175.5
Actual Weight: 175.2
Next step: 175.0
All right, one week and I dropped 3.8 pounds. Great and I am happy with the first week. I am 0.3 pounds below target. I had a good night sleep last night and I went for 10KM inline skating in the morning. Let’s get back to photo:

Still I have some distance to go to get rid of those ugly love handles. Upper abs is in good shape but lower abs still has some fat on it that I will wipe it off before Christmas.
I always like to look at the first pictures before I start my weight loss journey when I was like this

This picture is taken on May 30, 2012.
And this one is my weight loss chart after the first week on 30 day challenge:

I have a come a long way and I have some more way and sometimes off track, but one thing is for sure and that is I am moving forward 🙂

30 day challenge – Day 6 (above target)

Target Weight: 176.0
Actual Weight: 176.2
Next step: 175.5
Oh shit… Again above the target? That’s OK, so after lunch plan is already there. I was expecting that off-track after the sleepless night but I don’t want anything to be an excuse to my plan. In the end result counts and not excuses. Stay tuned for 175.5 by tomorrow.

30 day challenge – Day 5 (below target)

Target Weight: 176.5
Actual Weight: 176.2
Next step: 176.0
Not too shabby for the weekend so far. I am still below target and I am excited about it. I went for 10KM inline skating in the morning and enjoyed a huge breakfast at Eggsmart. If I am below target tomorrow morning, the rest of the week will be a roller coaster.
Tomorrow will be 176 or something below it 🙂

30 day challenge – Day 4 (below target)

Target Weight: 177.0
Actual Weight: 176.6
Next step: 176.5
Aaaahhhhhh, back on the track. The strategy worked better than I expected and now I am 0.4 pound below my daily target. I am happy but I have to be aware of weekend. Usually I drop pounds over weekends because of lots of physical activities, but I have to watch my eatings.

30 day challenge – Day 3 (Above target)

Target Weight: 177.5
Actual Weight: 177.8
Next step: 177.0
Ops, I missed it by 0.3 pounds which means fasting after lunch till tomorrow morning. I don’t like it, but that’s the price that I should pay for eating an extra muffin yesterday afternoon and good amount of watermelon before I go to bed. That’s OK. Tomorrow I will celebrate going back on target.

30 day challenge – Day 2 (On Target)

Target Weight: 178.0
Actual Weight: 178.0
Next step: 177.5
Just on target and that’s a great feeling. I know weight loss is not a linear process, but I will make it linear. Last night I was very close to cheating and eating an enormous dinner, but thinking of how I feel in the morning seeing another number on target made me stay away from cheating and here is the reward. I am happy. Weight loss is about taking one small step at a time and keep on doing it. One day I open my eyes in the morning and read 165.0 on the scale and “YES, I have my stripper body again”.
Till then I just stick to my plan and aim for 177.5 by tomorrow morning 🙂

30 day challenge – Day 1 (On Target)

Target Weight: 178.5

Actual Weight: 178.4

Next step: 178.0

Day 1 goal achieved and I am happy about it although I didn’t have enough sleep last night. I did my weight training in the morning and I am excited about dropping another half-pound by tomorrow.


30 day challenge – Day 0

Today I went on the scale and I was 179.0 pounds. I don’t want to say how I feel, but this is not good at all. After the biggest loser challenge I was 174 and now I am 5 pounds more. OK, getting back to the game again and finishing what I started.
I am aiming for 0.5 pound per day and going through a tough 30 day weight loss challenge. So tomorrow I will be 178.5 or less.

Buckle up to drop 5 pounds

Here I am after some vacation and some project wrap up. I went on the scale today and it read 176.0 pounds. Could be worse; I am happy knowing that I started my journey at 192.0 instead of comparing myself with last week that I was 174.6 and get frustrated. It is time to buckle up and drop another 5 pounds and this starts today.
Tomorrow morning I will weigh 175.X

This experience will change my life

A couple of days fishing on the lake is always refreshing and gives you chance to relax and think of things that you usually don’t think of. Being a man, always watching the beach volleyball is a wonderful way to pass time. But I could never imagine that a simple vacation could have such a wonderful impact on my life. Well; let me explain. On Tuesday late afternoon I was fishing on the deck and one catch after another. Then some kids of different ages came on the deck and started swimming around and jumping and pushing each other into the somehow cold lake water. For sure it ruined those beautiful moments of romantic fishing, but I didn’t care because I was not serious about fishing and it was just catch and release. Anyways, after a couple of minutes a 3 more mature ladies came to the deck apparently to sit and relax and among them there was an extremely gorgeous woman with just perfect body of a teenager beach volleyball player. She had a sexy white bikini, model style of walking and for sure a lovely smile. Based on her face I could say she could be around 40, but looking at her body I could hardly go anywhere beyond 25 on my guess. She walked on the deck and after a smooth diving had around 10 minute of perfectly-formed freestyle swimming and came back to the deck and sat with the other two older ladies.
The shock was when I realized that 4 of those children call her “mom”! Holly smoke…, she was definitely older than what I guessed, but what a perfect body shape!
I can’t deny the strong sexual attraction that a man can see in such a perfect body shape, but to me the strongest part was, IF SHE CAN HAVE THAT PERFECT BODY SHAPE AT THAT AGE AFTER 4 KIDS, THEN I DEFINITLY DO IT!
I was always thinking that it is never too late and I can do it at the age of 40, but she was a living example right in front of me. I had a short chat with her and of course she was not dumb and could definitely feel my admiring eyes over her body and I could see that she was enjoying it.
Those moments are gone, but left me with a change. I mean a big change. There is a difference between knowing and believing. Everybody knows that a dead body doesn’t harm you; it doesn’t attack or bite you, but be honest with me and tell me if you can spend a night alone with a dead body in your house. If you are a doctor or work in funeral services then it is different. Those guys have seen many dead bodies and have come to believe that a dead body doesn’t hurt them. That’s the change for me. I knew that I can make it, but now I believe I can do that.