My Progress

Saturday, April 25, 2009

One Hundred Reasons I'm a Loser

Lord Kelvin knows what's up. That's right, friends. Cue the fireworks and throw the confetti. We all knew it was coming, but as of 0800 CDT this morning, it's official. I am down over one hundred pounds. Next week marks my first anniversary of this weight loss journey. If you told that 358.2 pound guy when he walked into that Weight Watchers meeting last year he'd be 100 pounds lighter, 100 times more self-confident and 100 steps closer to a healthy life in just one year's time, he'd have laughed in your face. As much as I really wanted it back then, I don't think in my wildest dreams I could have imagined this would actually work this time.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your support that got me where I am today. I've only got 30 pounds to go to reach my goal of 225. Will I stop there? I doubt it, but it's the goal I set for myself last year and I'm going to reward it as such.I promised a surprise in light of the milestone and here it is. I'm participating in a challenge. Starting today, I'm doing the 100 pushups training program. If this works, I'll be able to do 100 consecutive pushups in six weeks regardless of where I start. I did the initial test this morning and was able to do 10 good form push ups consecutively, so that's my starting point. I'll post updates as I progress through the program and when I hit the end of the sixth week on June 6 (6-6 is the 6th week? Nice!), we'll see how I did.


Progress so far: 104.2 pounds.

17 comments:

phelpsvj said...

Found your blog recently, but havent posted....
CONGRATS!!!
I just broke 100 myself a few weeks ago and it is a great feeling!!

Carlos said...

kick ass ben, you rock!

twinkelydots said...

100 reasons you rock!!

Oh yeah.

BTW: My word verification is prizest. You are prizest!

Dina said...

Great job on losing 100!

Mary Beth said...

Awesome!!Must feel great. 100lb at least is what I want to lose.And I will do it.

arielcircleofnine said...

CONGRATULATIONS and major kudos to you!!!!!!!

Tricia said...

Congrats, dude. Sky's the limit :)

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Yeah-YEAH! Tu meke mate! The hundie! Congratulations! I haven't been around for your whole journey, but from what I've seen/read, you've done freakin awesome.

And soon to be another hundie, in the form of pushups :D Sweet!

asandir said...

Congratulations!! I hope that I can do so well in losing weight.

mcc394 said...

Dude, that is just awesome. Im very happy for you. I will be joining you in the 100 pound club hopefully in about 6 months..

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Congratulations!!!

Tony said...

You have done an amazing job. Keep doing what you are doing!

Joy said...

Whoop, well done you! So thrilled for you.

MizFit said...

**cue confetti shaped like 100**

Café Chick said...

Wow - your photos are amazing! Congratulations on your incredible weight loss, and thank you for sharing your story and inspiring others.

wildfluffysheep said...

Sorry, I'm sharing your joy so late! But WOW. What a great post and an even more amazing achievement.

I am really glad I found your blog! You are really starting to motivate me mister, you inspiration you!

Natasha said...

Congrats! I check in regularly and your an inspiration! Keep up the good work =)