In the first half of the 90s, I started out at somewhere around the same weight I did this time and managed to get down to 204 lbs. I was maintaining it pretty well — until I got hooked on wallyball, a variation of volleyball that’s played in a racquetball court. Volleyball was one sport that I really enjoyed in Phys. Ed. and, even though I was over 40, I held my own in wallyball.
Since I didn’t go out for sports when I was in school, I never had any sports injuries. In a few short months of playing several times a week after work, I strained both rotator cuffs, strained a trap muscle and had a finger on my right hand dislocated. I never did get back to the good fitness routine and then, at home 13 years ago, I had a lumbar disk herniate. That put me on short term disability and bed rest. I never had to have surgury for it, but recovery took a bit of time and by the time I was getting around fairly well, I was plumb out of the fitness habit.
I know now that I just have to keep doing what I’m doing. I’ve tried many, many times in the past with dieting and/or exercise, but, until now, I’ve never been able to have the success like I had back then.
Started November 1, 2008 at 285.6 lbs
Last week = 268.4 lbs.
This week = 266.4 lbs.
Difference = -2 lbs.; -19.2 lbs since starting
Initial goal: 210 lbs.; 56.4 lbs. to go!
Made it to the gym every day except Sunday. Sunday, we took a hike that was about 4 miles.
See other participants’ results at Blog to Fit – Wednesday Weigh-In.
Wednesday Weigh-In – March 18, 2009, exit78.com