One Year and 55lbs

So I’ve been a large person for many years, one year ago today I decided to start recording my weight and do something about it. My original goal was to lose about 100lbs in a year. To attain that goal I made some changes to my diet, and added a lot more physical activity to my life. I now eat a lot more  vegetables and I’ve cut a lot of unhealthy food out of my diet.  I also bike 3 miles to work everyday, fit in a 20-40 mile ride on the weekends, jog a couple times a week (hoping I can run a 10k in May), and lift weights 3 times a week.

Despite all that it turns out losing weight is hard and one year later I didn’t hit my original goal, though I do feel a lot better than I have in years. In the last year I went from 289lbs down to 234lbs, a net loss of 55lbs over the course of a year. I’ve also shaved 6-8 inches off my waistline since I started last January.

Not my original goal, but still within the “healthy” weight loss rate of 1-2lbs a week. Looks like I have another year or so to go to hit my final goal, though perhaps I can do a bit better in this new year.

4 thoughts on “One Year and 55lbs

  1. Congrats Jon! You did look thinner when I saw you around X-mas. Even though you didn’t hit your goal, 55lbs is great. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. Awesome, man- keep it up! You’re about 100x more active than me… I need to take some lessons! I had grand intentions of buying a bike all last summer… now it’s rainy again, but I’m glad you’re taking full advantage of the California-ness!

    Maybe gym tomorrow morning… if I get up in time 🙂

  3. Wow, I didn’t know you were doing such a crazy routine. I’m guessing now that you could kick my ass on the bike…mine has been on my balcony for a while now….

  4. Very good! Keep it up! Biking in SF must be a real pain in the butt! Is it real what I’ve heard about alternative bike route maps made by people biking in SF to avoid extreme hills climbs?

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