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Welcome one and all to The Diary of a Chunky White Guy. I hope this blog will keep me inspired in my weight loss goals, but I also hope to help others who are struggling with their weight, whether they're ten pounds or two hundred overweight. I'm not a doctor, and I'm not a psychologist, but perhaps by posting my struggles, victories and viewpoints, I can make a difference in someone's life.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Blogging, or "Oh How I've Missed You!"

All right, all right, I know it's been a month since my last blog post. Don't be too harsh with me though, as I have had a multitude of things going on with my internet connection and lack of much to talk about. That is about to change though, because I have some good news, Dragon Slayers.

I ventured yesterday to Jennings and made my way to the Healthy Size weight loss clinic. I paid them thirty bucks, sat through a nutrition class and made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow. In addition to that, I stepped on the scales for the first time since August.

Thirteen pounds.

No, that's not how much I way, smart aelicks, that's how much I've lost. I must say all of you who suggested that I go and weigh back in August were correct. It feels good to see where I've come since then, so thanks to you all for convincing me and giving me your support. Thirteen pounds in two months is pretty good considering that I wasn't able to get to the gym much in September, or the first part of this month.

I read somewhere that for every pound you lose, there are four pounds of pressure taken off of your knees. This is a good thing, and I think once I lose the next twenty or so, I may try to increase my workout plans to include the treadmill and perhaps some weight lifting. Until then though, it's back to the Body Pump routine and the continuance of upholding my Ten Commandments. I'm also following a nutrition guideline set up for me by the nice nutrition counselor at Healthy Size.

One other thing I learned about yesterday is my BMI, or Body Mass Index. I've known what BMI is, but have always been afraid to check mine out. Basically it's telling you the percentage of fat in your body versus everything else. Mine is split right down the middle. I am 50 percent fat and 50 percent other stuff. My target BMI is between 8 and 20 percent, so I have a long way to go. I noticed that even if I got down to zero percent body fat (not likely to happen) I'd still be a pretty big dude, 6'4", 217 pounds. This sort of makes me anxious to see what I'll look like once I get my BMI down to say, thirty five. I'm wondering at what weight will I start to really feel good about myself. I'm proud of myself now for coming this far, but I wonder at what point I will see myself and go "Hmm, you're not a bad looking fella, all this stuff is paying off."

I'll be doing a weigh in every week as long as I'm going to the clinic, so I should be able to monitor my progress, and also it will give me some points to ponder and even write about.

Right now my current weight is 437 and my BMI is 50. I've set my next milestone at 420 pounds, but I'm not sure how my BMI is going to be affected, so I don't really have a goal for it just yet. I need to see how it fluctuates in regards to my exercise and diet plan.

Also at the clinic, I'm going to be receiving a vitamin b-12/metabolism boost injection every week. This apparently will give me lots more energy and make my body more efficient at burning food. Excellent. I have researched the place and the injection, this is all legit and it's a clinic run by an MD. I'm gonna try the injection for a while and see how it makes me feel. If I start to feel strange or unwell, I'll stop taking it. I'm mostly interested in the B-12, so I can see exactly how much more I can do with more energy.

I'm still fighting AT&T about the quality of my internet service, but I will try to be more diligent in getting a blog written either at home or a wi-fi spot. I have missed everyone's comments and support, and I appreciate all you Dragon Slayers accompanying me in my journey.

Today's moral? Thirteen isn't always an unlucky number.

Until next time, Dragon Slayers.