Six months ago I was 236lbs, and at that time if you tell me that I’ll lose 10lbs I’d tell you right away without thinking twice-ARE YOU KIDDING?! ME LOSE TEN POUNDS. IMPOSSIBLE. I LOVE TO EAT! NEVER MIND GOING ON A DIET!- But still I went into Fitness First not because I wanted to lose weight but because when I went to Singapore the 60ish grandmother who was with me was obviously healthier.
So there I was inquiring about the different packages with the sole purpose of building my endurance. I decided to get myself a trainer, and the first thing he asked me is what is my goal. It took me awhile to answer because I don’t really have a goal then and although my sole purpose was to build my endurance I just told him an answer that I thought he would like. I told him I just want to get fit. And by fit I don’t mean thinner because I never thought I could really lose weight.
He measured my height and weighted me. That’s when I found out that I’m Type 2 Obese, and just a few pounds short to getting the highest level of obesity, which is Type 3. He told me I needed to lose 43% of my total body weight. That’s’ when he told me my ideal weight is 165 lbs and explained the weight of the skin which is why I came up with the 168lbs.
Nevertheless, I started exercising, and after about 3 sessions, when my trainer is absolutely sure I understand how difficult it is for me to burn 300 calories with the Rotex machine, that’s when he told me that for me to lose a pound of fat I’d need to burn 3,500 calories a week. Do the math…300 calories multiplied by 7 days is only 2,100 calories and 300 was really difficult to accomplish then! That made it; it really started me getting me into a serious diet.
Fast-forward 6 months. I now lost 25lbs and several inches. Now, I’ve set the goal to really lose weight. I’ve been congratulated and ‘praised’ by friends for losing a lot of weight, but the truth is the journey was not easy, and I still have to go through the long journey of losing 44 pounds more.
You’d say you could do that you’ve lost 25lbs already. Yes, I think I can lose the 44lbs but the question is how long? Will I not give up before I reach my ideal weight? There are times that I’d lose 5lbs a week but gain the same amount a weight the week after. There are times that I just want to quit and there are times that I just thought I could no longer go on. There are more times when I slide back and eat all the bad food that I used to eat. So you see, Project 168 is really a journey. It’s possible to finish this journey but how long or whether I will is the question.
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