Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Five Down, Fifteen To Go...


I weighed myself today... 215 pounds. I've lost five pounds and I did it without even trying. I guess that's because I've missed a few meals.

I'd like to think it was because I've been taking the bus to work lately instead of driving. The bus stops at the corner of my block and it seems like I always have to chase it in the morning. Soon as I lock the door, there it goes whizzing by my house. There is a stop light at the corner. If it's red, I can catch the bus easily. If it's green, then I hope that there are a considerable amount of passengers waiting at the corner, forcing the bus to stop. The run to the bus is great early morning exercise. Then, I take the trolley home. The trolley stops right outside my work place but, lets me off about eight blocks from my house. I walk the eight blocks as opposed to waiting for another bus... once again, this is great exercise.

Of course, there is eating or the lack of it. Some mornings, I miss breakfast altogether. Depending on what I'm doing, I might miss lunch too. Then, I go home and have a big dinner. After that, I do some reading, some blogging, and watch a little television. Yesterday, I fixed pasta. I melted butter into a frying pan, added garlic, some orange, yellow, red, and green peppers to it and poured it over the pasta. I then sprinkled the pasta with cooked shrimps and served it to my family. I'm allergic to most seafood so, all I could do was enjoy watching them eat it. I had pasta, with a light marinara sauce, minus any ground beef.

I have not had any beef or pork this year... just chicken and turkey. No fried chicken either, just baked. The loss of the five pounds doesn't excite me because I'm just one hoagie or cheese steak away from gaining it back. I'm going to try to be good and leave that most comforting of comfort foods alone for a minute. At 6'1+1/4" and 215 lbs., I don't look fat to the person just meeting me but, to family members and people who have known me most of my life, I look like the Notorious B.I.G. (remember, I was about 167 lbs. when I got married... a real skinny guy). The words big and me should have never been synonymous.

So, I'm down five pounds and got fifteen to go to make my goal. Who knows? I might just lose that twenty pounds by March 24th after all!

23 comments:

Tate2 said...

Good Luck with That Keith

Swaggie said...

Yeah,The Men are first today!

Angie B. said...

Good Luck Keith, I'm trying to lose a few pounds in certain areas myself.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

@Angie B.-Don't lose too much baby!

Toni said...

Lol @ Angie B. & Grover- Do you guys have something like a cyber
crush?

@Keith, good luck to you.

Lisa said...

Good Luck Keith, Just stay focused,you can do this. I'm riding my bike more and jogging.

Vanessa said...

All that cooking you doin and you're losing weight?? Lolololol
What is your secret?

Halo said...

Good for you Keith...If you keep at this pace ,you'll have lost more than just five pounds by your birthday.

Angie B. said...

@Toni- I don't know Grover.

Simon Bastion said...

Good Luck Keith!

James Perkins said...

Just stay focused brother, you can do it.

Jazzy said...

Stay away from Red Meats and White Bread...Drink lots of water too and
you'll be fine. And do run and jog as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

Ask Barack Obama for help!lololol

Shorty said...

Yeah for you, Keith! Being fit is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself! Keep taking that bus and eating right. It's amazing what you can do with just a little effort. If you're interested in picking up a great book check out The Abs Diet, written by the Editor of Men's Health (sorry i forgot his name) back in the 90's. It taught my husband and me a TON of info on food ingredients, good fats and little changes that made a huge difference in how we eat and our over all well-being. My best to you on reaching your goal. Keep us posted!

Sunflower said...

Good Luck Keith,Stay Focused.

Arlene said...

Yes, 20 is a good start. And 30 would do you better. Not for the "look of" you because, cousin, you look good. We, your family, are concerned about your BLOOD PRESSURE. High blood pressure in our family gene pool. We want you around for a long time. So lose the weight, exercise everyday, reduce the blood pressure and you will remain our Keith. P.S. Didn't I say this to you last year? Maybe I should get my own blog!?!Love you!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Good job!

Opinionated Diva said...

I think 215 at six one is dreamy...but I like a little meat on a man's bones. 167 is just skinnnnnnnnnnnay! lol

As Arlene pointed out, the main thing is that you eat healthier and excercise to maintain your blood pressure.

Good job losing five pounds with just a slight modification!

SLC said...

Zero down fifteen to go.
Thanks for the kick in the pants.
SLC

Kofi Bofah said...

You are right.

Yeah 6'1 215 specs do not sound like a problem.

Mizrepresent said...

See Keith, you are already "on your mark!"...Yo Go Boy! I'm aiming for 20 too! Let's do this!

Taj said...

That`s great. I know how hard it can be. LOL @ running for the bus.. I`ve lost a considerable amount of weight myself from cutting out all meat from my diet excluding lean meats like chicken and turkey, and of course there`s fish.. drinking only water helps, and forgoing on elevators for the stairs. My run to classes across campus is ridiculous. I think that`s how I keep my weight consistent. >_<

Moanerplicity said...

Brotha, you get *Special Applause* & mad props for dropping any weight at all during the HOLIDAY season, when most folks tend to pile on a few extra pounds. Obviously your willpower is strong, so there's no doubt you'll meet your goal.

Keep doing yo thang!

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