Downhill Climb Days 133-140: Holding Steady at 405

The past few days have been tough. Life likes to throw curveballs and this week was full of them.

For me, it is the first week of high school football season and my work with the Great American Rivalry Series, coupled with The VYPE Sports Network work has kept me hopping (at least mentally). I am excited about this upcoming season, but this week really zapped me.

At the same time Julianne was dealing with the beginning of school at the UK College of Pharmacy and put in lots of hours as well.

To further exacerbate things, we have both been fighting colds and sinus infections.  As a result, we slept more than usual and made our way to restaurants most evenings since we were off work late and wanted to get to sleep early.

Despite all of the curveballs, the eating out (though we ate as healthy as possible) and the relative lack of exercise, I am still holding steady at 405 (45 pounds down since April 1 and nearly 60 since the beginning of 2015).  To me, THAT is a good thing!

I am looking forward to Saturday and our Bountiful Baskets produce as we have had a drought of fresh produce around the house due to our trip to Washington and the hectic schedule we have had over the past week. We’ll be loaded with fresh goodness to start off the new week.

Another objective we have set is to finally get back to the gym beginning on Monday evening.  We have joined the University of Kentucky Move Well program, which is a great deal for us at $7.00 per month.  This membership includes the use of the UK Fitness Facilities, especially the MoveWell Facility which is just around the corner from where Julianne works. This facility features more than 23 pieces of cardio equipment, a complete Paramount strength training circuit and free weights.  I am really pumped about this because my heel still plagues me and keeps me from getting in the walks that I depended on to help lose the weight and get my heart rate up.  Elliptical here I come!

Things are fine…holding steady and confident

I am confident that I will be under 400 pounds sometime in early September. We will be back in full swing with exercise and whole foods plant based eating, some juicing, more salads and I am sure more boxes of butter will be dropping from my waist.

One thing is for certain…routine is the key. As early 20th century success author Robert Collier has been quoted “Success is the sum of small efforts — repeated day in and day out.”

The Downhill Climb continues…

KAri - August 21, 2015 - 01:19

Heya Dave! The elliptical machine sounds like a great plan, and I’m so glad you are maintaining not gaining. You’ll be under the Big 4 in no time! $7. a month for gym use? Bargain!

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