Now that the challenge is officially over, and I know that I’ve placed and not been annihilated in a humiliating fashion I feel it is an appropriate time to comment on Fatty’s Get A Grip weight loss challenge. First off I really thought I didn’t stand a chance, which freaked me out on account it would mean one less planned story this week. Well, I placed third which I am totally happy to hear. That, in itself, brings to light a whole different problem that I will touch on later in this post and finish up tomorrow or later this week. For now the weight loss portion of the story, full results list at the Morning After post of Fatty’s website FatCyclist.com. I will be looking strictly at my results and how I got there. First I would like to throw fat guy love out to sprocketboy for his awe-inspiring Muesli recipe, which he unknowingly posted as a great help to me on his November 24th blog post Muesli: A Way Of Life. The reason I am grateful is not only do I have the single most delicious breakfast as often as I desire (I have it almost every morning for breakfast), but it was also integral to my weight loss. Without further suspense my third place finish consisted of a 7.4 pound drop. My start weight was 195.6 my end weight was 188.2 from Monday November 12th, to Monday the 19th. The way in which I lost this weight was a simple diet plan that I concocted as a bit of an experiment. It seemed as though I could eat the muesli as often as I wanted and still lose weight. So what I did was simple: one cup muesli over a half of a banana for breakfast, one cup muesli over the other half of banana for lunch, and a reasonably healthy dinner. The dinner could be a salad, a serving of lean meat with a couple servings vegetables, very minimal carbs if any. I also drank about three to five 20oz. bottles of water during the workday, and another two to four 24oz. tumblers of water at home each evening. It was enough to keep me going, never tired, and never unbearably hungry. My third place finish was bested by a 7.5, and an even 9.0 pounds, I honestly wasn’t sure my 7.4 would hold up, let alone make the top six to win a set of grips, but it did and first and foremost I am extremely happy that the weight is off. Now that I am at 188, my goal is to drop another eighteen by the time the snow melts in 2008. That would put me at 170, brining me in at a total weight loss of sixty pounds since July, which needless to say I would be extremely happy with. Of course I’d need to buy all new gear as my clothes and gear are already getting way too loose. PedalDork requested a before and after shot of the forty pounds, and if Fatty could do it, so can I... With that I dropped forty pounds since my July weight (and the heaviest I've ever been) of 228 pounds.
This is a good point to introduce my problem that I face. I have just won a pair of really sweet mountain bike grips, and have no mountain bike to currently put them on. Lucky for me Fatty has a very obvious and quite simple solution to this seemingly overwhelming conundrum; all I need to do now is make my wife understand that now that I have sweet grips, I need a mountain bike. SIMPLE! The trick is to do this without getting divorced. More on that later, but for now go and check out Fatty’s site, I’m going to go make some money and look for a mountain bike!
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