It has been very close for a while now, but I finally hit the mark, and maintained it for a few days (maintaining is the key). Two hundred pounds.
The best part about this is that I am doing it slow and steady. I’m watching my diet, but I don’t feel like I’m starving or cheating myself. I’m exercising, but I don’t feel like I’m “working out”. I’m just getting leaner, and stronger, and feeling better. I don’t think I would ever actually want to do one of those crash diet and exercise programs where you lose fifty pounds in two weeks because I don’t think I’d actually keep the weight off. But the way I am approaching it, breaking one bad habit at a time and instilling one good habit at a time, it feels good and I doubt I’ll have trouble sticking with it.
I’m still doing my 100 push-ups and 100 sit-ups daily (most of the time, some days I skip but I’d like to think I still hit 5 days a week). Before spring got here I was doing a cardio step thing once a week, but I’ve since replaced it with mowing the lawn and other yard work. I use a push reel mower for the lawn. Look it up, you’ll think I’m crazy. But crazy like a fox… I’m to the point now where I’ll keep the yard work and try to add a cardio bit somewhere in the middle of the week.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. 199, here I come…