Saturday, May 29, 2010

Did you say Challenge?

Even though most of you have not seen a full picture of me on here, believe me when I tell you that I have been up and down in my weight (at one point, tipping the scales at 330 pounds). I am currently at 300 after dropping to 275 (from 330) back in January.

So, I believe I will try a new approach to weight loss: I will use the power of the blog and my followers. I think it's time to document my struggles with weight and perhaps get some healthy tips from the faces in the crowd. Recipes, healthy snacks, good foods, healthy drinks..you know - the stuff I am SUPPOSED to be doing.

Crazy thing is, with football almost each morning, I do have the FREE opportunity to run, bike, and lift weights. I know that doing those things helps speed up weight loss - and thus, I will be trying to get after it on Tuesday.

I will keep you all posted - and hopefully have some pics for the journey (right Stacey!???)

300 lbs and dropping

***I suppose there needs to be a goal in place - so I will set my goal at 220 lbs.

11 comments:

Bridget said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear of your progress!

Stacy said...

Good Luck!!!

I'm sure Stacey will take some pictures of you:)

McCrakensx4 said...

Yes dear I will take pics of you and I will help you throughout this challenge as I need to shed a few (well a lot) as well!! Here's to us!

Alicia said...

Wow! I can't wait to hear more about your weight loss journey! How exciting!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

OK since you ask...here is my deal and I have battled with my weight but I am learning to come into my own without setting goals that I find uninable. If you are currently @ 300 then I would set a goal of then I would set a goal of 270. Nothing tooo daunting. If you have access to weights, then I would for SURE be lifting more than cardio. You will BURN WAY MORE CALORIES from a 1 hour lift session than 1 hour of cardio. So, my advice is try to lift 3 times per week and start with cardio once....and you have a pool in your back yard so I would swim for my cardio. Don't drastically change your food yet, but you if you could shave 100-300 calories off what you eat currently per day, that would ROCK! Remember when you are working out to drink WATER....LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER!!!

Good Luck- Feel free to email if you have any questions...Can't wait for pictures!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

I think it's great that you want to lose weight. I know you can do it because you've done it before. I'm interested in the feedback from your fellow bloggers so Sir and I can use some of their hints to our benefit, too..........Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Ryan, Good luck with your new plan, I am sure it will work, you are a strong guy, and will take it off.
Love Aunt Judy

He & Me + 3 said...

You can do it. I will expect you to be at 285 by the time you visit us. That enough of a challenge?

Tiffany said...

Cant wait to see the progress! And dont worry - we will be there to cheer you on. And thanks for the birthday love. I know you can do it!

Bob West said...

I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I have yours. I am now a follower. Great insights.
God Bless, Bob
http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

Lindsay said...

Good luck!!!!