As many of you know I began my quest to become Fit to Survive on January 15, 2019 with a one-week intermittent fasting experiment; I lost over 30 pounds in 4 months without ever setting foot in a gym.
I originally set a goal of getting my weight from 215 (over 35% body fat) to 181 pounds at 17% body fat which was my weight when I graduated from the police academy in 1985. I’m 5’9”.
I thought that was a good goal and I wasn’t sure I’d ever make it. Since leaving law enforcement I’ve been 25-40 pounds over-weight. However, by May 15, 2019, I hit my goal weight. The weight loss was dramatic; I stunned my family, friends, co-workers and myself!
At this point, New Year’s Eve 2019, my weight is hovering at around 177 pounds, at approximately 25% body fat. I’m 63 years old and in better shape than I’ve been at any time in my life, including my days as a cop. I’ve learned the road to becoming Fit to Survive meant I had to make adjustments along the way. There were plateau periods, food adjustments, cardio adjustments and now weight training adjustments.
So, as 2020 has begun, I am announcing that I will be adjusting my workout times and food adjustments in mid-January. I have enjoyed the holiday season, from turkey tacos at Thanksgiving to tamales (too many!) at Christmas.
I know the internet “experts” will find something to criticize about what I’ve done and how I conducted my “experiments,” my food and/or workout plan, but I don’t pay attention to the haters and you shouldn’t either.
In April 2018 when my doctor prescribed weekly non-insulin Trulicity shots and I weighed 225 pounds, I knew I had to do something different. I never dreamed that eventually I’d be buying new jeans with a 31-inch waist after wearing 36-38 inch waist pants for years.
So, if you care to join me in this experiment, I could sure use the company! Click on the link below and let’s take this journey together!