Caught a Glimpse of the 260s

November 7, 2007 · 6 comments

I started my journey from fat to fit a little over three months ago at 295 pounds.  Through a combination of eating smarter and exercising more I have had good success, weighing in at 272 in last week’s official Sunday weigh-in, giving me a total loss of 23 pounds.  My pants are looser, I’ve had to cut new holes in my belts, my blood test results are moving in the right direction, and I just feel better overall.

But there is still a part of me that hasn’t absorbed these facts as evidence that I am having success.  There is still a part of me that sees this as nothing more than a little variance in the normal fluctuation of my weight.  I’ve been in the 270s a couple of years ago after we got back from a ski trip in Colorado. True, my normal variance for the last six years or so has been 280-298, but since I did see the 270s that one time it could still be in the range.

What clearly isn’t in the variance range is the 260s, which I saw this morning when I weighed in at 269.8 (side note, even though my scale does measure decimal points I always truncate them, so if I weigh 272.2 or 272.8 I mark it as 272.  Just easier that way).


All of a sudden this is starting to feel very real.

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Israel November 7, 2007 at 10:40 am

NICE!!!!! The moment I hit the 260′s I know that I will be only a few months away from my goal.

Diana the Scale Junkie November 7, 2007 at 11:15 am

The difference is HUGE! Every day you are living your life a little better and extending it just a bit more too. I know its so hard to see the differences in ourselves because so many of the changes are happening on the inside…your blood work results alone SHOUTS success!!

JoLynn Braley November 7, 2007 at 2:58 pm

WTG John, that’s just great. Just think, you’ll soon be seeing 265 and then the 250′s. Keep up the great work, it’s clearly working for you!

Rachel B. November 7, 2007 at 4:33 pm

I am glad that you are starting to feel your success. We all have been watching it and we feel you already are successful. Yet at the same time I know why you are hesitant. You are distrustful of yourself…but as you are continuing on, you are earning your own trust back because you are seeing that you can, and will, do it!

Skinny Guy November 7, 2007 at 10:53 pm

You’ll be hitting that 10% mark very soon now! Great job!

Kirk November 8, 2007 at 10:17 am


Seeing that second number drop is always awesome.

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