July 03, 2012

Losing the First 40 Pounds in Four Months

Don wants to weigh 210 pounds again.

He has been overweight for over 25 years.

Four months ago he weighed 365 pounds. That's when he set his goal to lose the weight and to bike an average of 100 miles a week. He has lost 40 pounds since then.

Last week he posted this on his blog;

"I am a half pound from my official “40 pounds lost” day! It has been a little bit of a culture shock.

Don on Day One, Four Months Ago
I can get in and out of my car easier. I am now wearing 3X shirts instead of 4X. I’m ready to buy a new belt…I’m on the last hole! 

When I hear people talking about getting in shape, I smile inside knowing that I am riding my bike 20 miles every day. I remember when I needed to lose 155lbs!! Now it’s only 115lbs! I know you’re laughing…Only 115lbs I say. But it is great to know that things are changing." 

Please check out his blog - 210 Again - and encourage him on his journey. He has made a couple of inspiring short videos - one from the first day and one after 100 days.

 Congrats on your fabulous progress Don!


Ramyasadasivam said...

I am very very happy for you. It is really great to know things are changing for you :-)

maryjoe said...

Congrats Don!!It's so happy to hear that you have planned to maintain your fitness.I tried Food Lovers Diet which was effective for me and it helped me to lose my weight,to stay healthy.I came to know through http://www.foodloversfatloss.com/ ,which changed my life.Stay healthy and happy Don.All the best!!

Ronnie said...

I'm very happy for you. I know the effort you put in to lose that 40 lbs. I know i couldn't ride a bike for 20 miles each day. I myself had lost 10 lbs this month on Roca Labs which had decreased my food intake in half. I commend you for your determination.

Don said...

I think one of the keys to successful weight loss is having an accountability. Every week I get to post for the world where I'm at. However, biking has been a great choice of exercise. Thank you for your kind comments. -Don

Kate said...

This is awesome, Don! Keep up the great work! Having lost 100 pounds myself, I truly understand how challenging this battle is. I congratulate you on your success, and look forward to following your journey as it continues! Best wishes!


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Good work, keep it up. I am on my own journey and blogging about it. Just started though.

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