Eating, Exercise, Goals

Progress Report: 4 Months Down 8 To Go

My goal, creatively named The 929 Project, is to lose 90 pounds between September 29, 2008 and September 29, 2009.

After 4 months –


I am down (a little more than) 27.8 pounds.  Official weigh in days are Mondays – and my scale is broken!  I have been convinced, for some time, that the scale was dying, and this morning, it died.  So, I’m going to go buy a new one, and I hope that I’ve lost a couple of pounds since my last official weigh in.  Check back Monday to see how I’m doing.


I am now working out four to six days a week.  I am also training for my first 5K.  I can now run (almost) 2 miles, without stopping, compared to four months ago, when I could barely jog one-quarter of a mile.


What can I say?  I feel like a new man.  Seriously, I love going to the gym, I love feeling in control, and I love the fact that I’m losing weight.  Even on weeks where my weight stays unchanged, I still feel good, because I’m doing the right things and becoming and healthier person.


124 days ago, I decided to stop eating refined sugars, starchy foods, and assorted junk.  I also gave up caffeine and soft drinks.  I radically changed my eating habits.  Since then, I’ve stuck to my plan, and I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life.  Seriously, less is more.


I’m actually posting several articles a week, here at No. Calories Needed.  Connecting with my readers keeps me motivated.

2 thoughts on “Progress Report: 4 Months Down 8 To Go

  1. If you can, I would suggest getting the same scale that you had before. There is a 4-7 lb difference in scales that i have noticed. Mine at home is 7lbs less than the one at work (for our biggest loser weigh-in) and there is a 4lb difference between my coworkers and the one at work.

  2. Nice to find a place like this. Let me tell you my story (I’m proud of it, and, to tell you the truth, I kinda fell like a recovering alcoholic):

    I started my weight loss and exercise program in Jan 7, 2008. As of today, Jan 31, 2009, I’ve lost 37kg (~81 pounds), and am 3kg away from my ideal weight according to my doctor. I’ve also gone from 38% body fat to 22% (still need to get this down to 18%), from using size 40 pants to using size 34 (and I’ll start using 32 soon, since the 34s are fit me a bit loose), exercise AT LEAST 4 days a week, and feel better than I’ve ever felt in my life.
    I can do now things that I just couldn’t before, which is very encouraging. For example, when I started out, I could barely walk on the threadmill for 20min at very slow speeds, now I can run for an hour, stop, and be breathing normally in just a few minutes. I can lift several times the weight I used to a year ago. And don’t even sweat going up 6 floors of stairs at work.
    And all it took was a little patience and persistence – and a warning form my doctor that either I started exercising and loosing weight, or that she was certain I would have Type II diabetes before I turned 40 (I’m 30 now).

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