Monday, March 25, 2013

The Skinniest My Wife Has Ever Seen Me

This morning I stepped on the scale and had a happy moment.  The little viewport said 270 pounds.  That is an important number for 2 reasons.  The first is that the last time I started dieting was in 2011.  I lost about 20 pounds and got down to 271, then I had a relapse and remembered how much I like eating more than I like exercising.

But this means I have officially surpassed the success of my previous attempt.

The second reason is that 270 is lower than my weight was on my wedding day.  That means, I have officially erased the last 4 years of weight gain.  In addition, I am now the skinniest my wife has ever seen me.

Look how cute I was back then

Lest you be confused, I will state plainly that 270 means I'm still a large individual.  I still have a long way to go.  So Robyn and I decided to come up with an incentive program to help us (but mostly me) motivate ourselves to continue striving to be more healthy.

We have a portion of our budget that we use for saving up for toys for both of us.  We decided that account will be the official motivation account.  We both had to devote some of our personal fun money to that account as a buy in for our new motivational program.

The above paragraph is a long way of saying that I don't get Google Glasses until I get down to 250 pounds.  It should be noted that my goal for this year was 250 pounds anyway.  Since Google has said that they will be releasing this fantastic gadget by the end of the year,  I thought it would be a fitting motivator.

Fun fact:  The act of losing weight coupled with the act of buying Google Glasses will make my hair grow back.
I'm hoping that when I buy the glasses, they will allow me to keep my own eyes and not force me to steal someone else's eyes like I did with the badly photoshopped picture above.

There are other goals and rewards set up to help me continue to make progress beyond that point.  But I will write more about those when they are closer.  For now, let's all just get excited for the geek with the super awesome wearable computer on his face, who weighs 20 pounds less than the geek who is writing this blog post right now.


  1. Nice! Lauren and I just started Weight Watchers this week. It's a pretty good program that helps you watch what you eat. Good luck!

    1. Robyn and I have just been using MyFitnessPal. It's an iphone app that allows you to calculate how many calories you should eat daily based on your weight loss goals. Then it allows you to track your food. It has a database of calories and nutrients in most foods. In many cases you can scan the UPC with the iphone camera and it will record the calories from that.

      It also allows you to copy meals from your friends, so Robyn usually puts in dinner before we even eat it, then I can just copy hers and change my portions if necessary.

  2. Good job My Love! We are going to be so healthy!

  3. Congratulations!!!
    And I'm excited for the geek with the glasses who weight twenty pounds less. :)

  4. You are doing so well! Keep up the good work! (And keep encouraging me on my fitness pal!)


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