297.4. At my lightest I weighed 265.6 .
Nearly 11 months ago I was my heaviest.
I have been tracking my weight and workouts off and on since at least December 2001. Recently, while cleaning out old crap I have found workout journals that list pretty much everything MyFitnessPal does but it’s all handwritten.
The other day when I was going through my phone to find out the first time I entered a weight in one of the apps I’ve used I went all the way back to December 2008 where I weighed about the same as I did when I started juicing in December 2014.
I also found that February 16, 2014 I weighed 297.4 – so that gives me a 27.4 pound weight loss in the last year, with 13.5 just in the last 5 weeks.
I also noticed from the journals that there’s a neurosis, of sorts, about weight and size – mostly due to my role in the Army and I had to weigh a specific weight and be a specific size. In 2001 I weighed 208 pounds. I know when I got to Iraq in May 2003 I weighed 190 or less. From October 2003 to Feb 2004 I was prescribed a medication for OCD and I gained 65 pounds and was up to 255 which I would come home between 255 and 260. I would drop down to 239 for a bit in nov 2004. From there I struggled off and on and the stresses of work and I would gain weight. I gained about 15-20 pounds after I quit smoking. And in the last 7+ years I’ve maintained.
I ate everything that my trainer said I should. I worked out how they told me I should. I even documented 5 minute miles in October of 2002. I never lost much weight. I gained some muscle, but never lost much weight. My belly and butt also kept getting bigger.
I shared all of this boring detail to get to this – The only thing that was consistent in ALL of my logs was that when I lost weight I dropped Coke – which didn’t usually last long or I would drop it down but didn’t drop it completely – until Dec 6, 2014.
You’ve read my results after 4 weeks of juicing, eating right (90% veggies), and cutting out Coke and all drinks not water, juice, or vegan protein shake.
I’m not sure where I’ll go. I have 3.5 weeks or so but I’d like to see 260 or better. I’ve been working out heavily the last 4 days and felt great except the last two days where I think I think I have the flu.