HDC Day 21=whoops and weigh in

I didn't eat nearly enough today till dinner...where I consumed around 1200 calories..
I had 2 cups of coffee prior and am sitting at 1440.
don't do that.
I don't know what happened.
I got up and it was go go go all day.
On the bright side I would never have done that in my bigger days.
Forget to eat...bwahaaaaaaaaaaa....
lol, not likely.
I did walk 2 miles.
bad walk...I went to my old stomping ground on post...got 1/3 of the way on my walk and looked up and it was fenced off and was torn up with equipment. I had to turn around and go back.
I weighed in this morning at 149.5
It's a half a pound loss.
But it doesn't upset me...I started 21 days ago (3 weeks) at 154.5.
That's 5 lbs in three weeks.
And if you know my recent past, I have been losing 3 lbs a month or so...so by any stretch this month has been stellar and it isn't even over yet.
two more weeks till September.
This whole Hundred day challenge gig is up on October 30th where I am planning on weighing in at 140 lbs.
Which would be a normal BMI for me.
only 9.5 lbs to go to hit that goal.
The goal after that is 132.
I am planning on ferreting out my maintenance calories starting on November 1rst.
I expect it to take anywhere from 4-6 months to hit final goal (132 lbs) once I hit 140.
I will be continuing the exercise but Saturdays will be my high calorie day.
I have had this plan for a while. I want to settle into my goal weight.
I want to have a plan that works for the rest of my life...that isn't a constant struggle.
I think I will be lucky there, because for the most part...this journey hasn't been. It's been interesting and tough...but not a constant struggle.
I swear, I can't remember how I felt fat anymore.
I don't remember how I felt...fat.
I don't remember how I moved.
NOne of it.
I go back and read and It's like I am a completely different person.
I don't even think the same way anymore.
I have reprogrammed nearly every aspect of my life.
I am (or have been), becoming who I want to be...
I have been allowing some of my old hobbies back in.
The first hobby is Reading.

The thing is...I don't like reading the same things as before.
I used to love romance novels.
I can't get through one to save my life these days.
I do like the wrinkle in time series so far.
I just read the second one...the wind in the door.
I think I will go on and read the third one.

I am tired..it was a looooong day.
I had to buy school supplies for my oldest.
I had to buy one of those handy dandy graphing calculators.
My daughter and I spent upwards of 10 minutes attempting to find the off button.
Then this digital clock came up and said 10 minutes to 'automatic power down'.
I also went to micheal's and bought some of my own oil pastels which I want to try out soon.
I really like the medium....I loved colored pencil but I just couldn't get my thoughts down fast enough with the colored pencil.
You can do great sweeps of color with these and blend as well.
I got 36 very cheap...just 11 dollars.
After I work on my blending techniques and some color theory and perspective drawing I am going to invest in some thinner and experiment with the oil pastels.

Well, tomorrow it's back to the gym to pound out another week.
I want to be down to 148.5 by next Sunday.
Have a great night guys.


Physicallee Fit said...

Check out Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged". That'll keep you busy reading for a while.


Just Me said...

You seem to be right on target to make your goal. Good luck. I'll be rooting for you!

MargieAnne said...

Yay! I've been waiting for the artist to get serious.

The last piece you put on your Journal is beautiful. What will happen when you get to practice, experiment and let your spirit soar?

Rettakat said...

Oooh... I've always loved the richnes of oil pastels. But since I can't be around the smell of the thinners and mediums, I picked the water soluable Neocolors II. I can get very similar effects.

I look forward to seeing more of your experiments. :-)

Joy said...

You are doing so great! So fun to watch your progress!!

I think it's great you are getting into your painting!!! Such a fun thing to do!!

Have a great day!!


carla said...

I wish i had any talent in the realm of painting/crafting etc

Im a words woman---BUT your post reminded me that I dont need to be 'gifted' to get in there and play and just ENJOY.

Allan said...

Great to read a success story at the crack of dawn... Thanks !!!

Leslie said...

Inspiration "r" you! Fantastic, Chris.

Robin said...

I can't read a straight romance anymore either. Uggh. A suspense novel with some romance thrown in is good. I love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The first is the worst in that one. It is called ONE FOR THE MONEY. I am convinced that she wrote it with the intent of it being a stand-alone and her agent and/or publisher saw series potential. And it is an awesome series. As you read the series, if you go back to book one, a few of the "minor" characters are totally different people later on. She just hadn't really thought them through in book one. They are a rollicking good time. They make me laugh so hard. 5 Stars from me.

Linda Pressman said...

When I was fat I spent my whole life reading through entire Romance Series and sitting on my couch (making a hole in the couch, really) eating pumpkin seeds. Right as I was losing weight I went back to school to learn to write and that was the end of that. I also have no tolerance for them anymore though I am kind of nostalgic for the ones I used to love!

And, by the way, it's been 10 years since I've had a pumpkin seed - this Thursay!

M Pax said...

A Wrinkle in Time is great. I know what you mean about romance.

Your progress is awesome. I'm happiest to see you've made the mind shift necessary. It's the key.

Paula Rodriguez said...

hey skinny... My favorite part of this entry is where you say you don't remember being fat. That's great.

I thought of you last night as I was speaking with my daughter whose lost over 60 pounds. She reminded me of you when she was talking about choices. You both seem to have the will power to avoid foods, situations, and make good decisioins which shows in your weight loss.

You both have that "thing" that one needs to turn the corner on this weight loss thing....

Anyways, just saying. You're doing great Chris. Very proud of you..

Melissa said...

You are doing soooo great!!