Here are a collage of progress pics of my journey to date, next stop, 6 pack abs, Maybe one day when I can abolish this Loose Skin. I am pround of how far I have come, but would be lying to you all if I didn't say I was discouraged by it some.
I started this fitness journey for a few different reasons. Reason 1: Lose 100 lbs so that I can feel comfortable in my clothes and shop at normal clothing stores (no more fat man stores) Reason 2: Didn't want to be a diabetic. This I added since before I actually started I was told I was a diabetic with a resting glucose level or 243 and A1C of 10.0. Reason 3: Got my blood pressure in check. It was borderline high when I began. It was 146/88. Reason 4: Change the way that I view food. I would eat because I liked the taste of certain foods. The problem was listening to my body and stopping when I really had enough. Reason 5: I wanted to be able to run a mile without stopping. Reason 6: I wanted to conceive a baby with my beautiful wife, Katie, and have the energy to be a fun and successful dad. I guess it was more than a few reasons, more like a handful of reasons.
Fast Forward a little over a year when I began. I am the guy that doesn't really have a final weight in mind, but am down 189 lbs since started, right now the final weight is set at 185 lbs, but who knows. I have lost track of how many inches that I have lost from all over my body, but my suit pants before were like a 62 or at the age when people retire and now I will call it a 34, my current age. I say call it because my 36 are becoming way loose. I have been shopping at regular stores since April 2011 and wear Medium and Large shirts. Mediums when I wanna flash the guns. My diabetes is gone and plan on never seeing that M'Fer again. My glucose level is around 80 and A1C is 5.0. Blood pressure at last check in was 110/62. I now view food as a fuel. Once in a while I indulge, like last night, but I always plan for it. I can now run over 6 miles without stopping in an hour. When I began it would take me 40 minutes to do 2 miles.
So about a month and a half ago, my wife and I have been fighting and bickering for a week or so. This is really weird because we will have fights on occassion, but never ones that last for too long, usually in an hour or so one of us will be the bigger person and apologize. So this was rare. I remember it being a very nice Saturday morning in January nonetheless. I worked out with my trainer. Katie went for a bike ride with a friend. I was sitting down, I think writing my last blog. It's been a while since my last one. She calls me and we start fighting I told her I had to go and would call her back, cause I had a call I had to take on the other line. She hung up, I didn't have a call coming in. I just didn't want to deal with it. I am sure it was something I did that was stupid or she wanted to vent her frustration, or come to think of it probably both. Yeah, I never called her back. She storms in the door says I guess it was a really important call I got, so important I forgot to call her back. I don't think I even responded to her. Then a few minutes later, I hear a yell. Jay come here. I respond, "What the Fuck did I do now!!!!!!!!!!!", She says,"I need to show you something", At this moment I am thinking, ok I showered used the bathroom, did I forget to flush, leave the seat up, leave hair in the sink from shaving. I sucked it up and went in there instead of avoiding her. I come in and say what the fuck do you wanna show me. She goes this and handed me a pregnancy test with a positive result. Now, I remember a great Chris Rock comedy bit about there are only two things you can say to woman when she says she is pregnant. The first thing you can say is, oh that's great honey, I am so happy, I can't believe we are gonna have a baby. The other thing you can say is so what ya gonna do. As a comedic genius, My response was, "So what ya gonna do". She laughed hysterically. Thank God, she remembered the Chris Rock skit and I didn't need to explain it.
This pic is of the ultrasound we had a few weeks ago. I am so excited, my wife and I hit our ultimate goal of having a baby together, we have tried on and off for a year and half and realized our weights and health wasn't helping. i can't wait for our baby to be born. Now if we could only decide on a name. To those of you that read this blog and are friends with me on facebook, please don't post anything about this on there. We haven't gone totally public with this yet. We have only told some family members. But we felt alright with posting here just not completely comfortable going all out public with it. There's a little anonymity on MFP.
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