OK. The moment of truth has arrived. It's been ten months and 18 days since I made my New Year's Resolution. It feels like forever. What a rollercoaster so far. And it's not over yet!
But, I am pleased to say that after my workout today, when I stood on the scale at the Gym, I weighed in at 169.6 lbs. So, it would appear that I've hit my target and fulfilled my New Year's Resolution (and thus won my bet), except ...
1. I haven't had independent confirmation of this, which I will need to do.
2. It was immediately following a fairly rigorous workout, so I imagine that it involved maybe a couple of pounds of water weight loss, which I may have (and probably did) gain back a bit as I rehydrated throughout the day.
3. It was a weigh-in with just my shorts on. Add on a shirt and some socks and I would have probably tipped the scales at slightly over 170 lbs.
4. And perhaps the scale at the gym is slightly off, though it's been my measure the whole year and so I feel that I can fairly count on its accuracy (or at least its consistency) in charting my weight loss progress.
Nevertheless, I know that I'm basically there, and it's perhaps just a matter of days before I can weigh in solidly under 170 lbs in a random weigh-in at any hour with basic clothing on.
But these are just minor quibbles. I will remain disciplined and continue with my diet and exercise regimen until I get to that point, even if it takes a couple more weeks. I'm not worried.
But I do think it merits (and you're probably waiting for) some visual accountability. Well, here's a picture from today:
And compare it to my picture from last January 1, 2012:
I think it's pretty clear that it's quite a transformation. Once I get independent confirmation of reaching the goal, I'll post that information here on the Upchuck along with some full body shots from January 1 compared to some full body shots on the day of my triumph!