Thursday, February 16, 2006

100 Days

Today is officially the 100th day of my Atkins adventure. I had initially set a goal of losing 85 pounds in 200 days. This was due to my brother's upcoming wedding in May. I would be seeing a lot of people that I haven't seen since high school, and I wanted to get down to what I weighed when I graduated high school. As you know, my brother's wedding was moved up to New Year's Eve.

So everybody saw me really fat, although my closest family remarked how good I was looking. I was down about 20 pounds by then, and my face had really thinned out. I was determined to drop those remaining 65 pounds by the end of the summer when I will most likely be up north and see them all again.

Anyway to make a long story short, as of this morning I have lost 36 pounds in 100 days. This puts me slightly behind schedule, but I think that if I can get my lazy butt out of bed every morning instead of every other morning, I will get back on track. I currently have 58% left to lose, and 50% of the time left to do it. Even if I stay on the same pace I have been on, I will have lost 72 pounds in 200 days. Not too shabby.

Oh yeah, I'm a geek. I plotted my weight loss diary in Excel and have a running graph showing the results. What a f-ing nerd I am!


:: jozjozjoz :: said...

Will you share your nerdly Excel file with me? You can put in fake data... but I love seeing what people do with Excel to keep track of fitness!

Chris said...

Congratulations on the weight you have lost - I think it takes a lot of self dedication to get out of bed in the morning and get active. So well done.
Me and my other half make graphs of everything, including how many blog posts we do each month and other such nerdy things. Graphs rule!

Jake said...

joz: the excel file is on the way.

chris: thanks for the kind words. the support i receive from strangers on this blog is making all the difference in my progress.