Thursday, September 03, 2009

Where's the 40?

Yesterday’s post was a good one. By good I mean by the feedback I received.

The meltdown part was lame but reading all the responses and comments actually motivated me.

I am going to lose 40 pounds. Four. Zero.

At first I thought I would go back to the W’s (Weight Watchers) but I know what I need to do. Exercise.

Many of the comments yesterday talked about exercise instead of losing weight. I think I want to do both.

I know what I am going to do, and I feel like I can do it but I need the numbers. I need to see numbers.

So on the right hand side of my blog you will see the number 40. Each week I am going to weigh myself (Friday morning) and change the number accordingly.

My goal is to lose 40 pounds first. If I make it that far I think I will be well onto the road to permanent change.

So tomorrow morning I will begin and honestly I am excited. It may be slow going but I know I can do it.

Especially with all of you rooting for me.


Anonymous said...

Hi Super G! You can do it and if you ever want any advice or have questions about Weight Watchers my fiance works in the call center.

Good Luck!

Mark said...

Excellent idea! I can't wait to see the progress. I'm cheering for you! Keep the faith... :D

Lee Ann Thill said...

Dude, you're my hero.

I totally need to get off my butt and exercise.

The Mindful Diabetic said...

Yeah! We can complain about exercise together now, hahaha! Yup, we can complain about the sweating and the portion control fun of diabetes. Love you G, you can do this!

CALpumper aka Crystal said...

Rock on Dbro!! Cheering you on!

'The George' Losing 40, episode 1, has commenced.

wv: batria
Crap. I got nothin'.

Suga/cherise said...

*cadence* Are you Motivated?!?! Hell yeah! woot! woot! Exercise to shed the pounds. I don't know what you've been told, Ninjabetic going to loose 4-0! Woot! Woot!

Go Sheen. Go go! When you shed the weight. You and I will buy our sugachine t-shirts! Deal?

Karen said...

Go George!!!! You can do it!! You are determined and you've made up your mind and you've found a way to be accountable. That's a hard step to take. It will lead to amazing accomplishments!!

I've been thinking a lot about my weight since reading your post yesterday. I started logging calories etc again today. And I decided I'm going to buy 2 pairs of pants - the first one size too small and the second two sizes too small. I will work to fit into the first pair by Nov 1. And into the second pair by New Years Day. Thank you so much for getting me motivated again!!!!

Allison Blass said...

I definitely need to lose the 40 too. Sigh. Biking was fun, but I need to make it more consistent. Too bad I just quit the gym (too expensive - $80 a month here). I'll have to find some more creative ways to work out.

Anonymous said...

I read yesterday's post a few hours ago and I have been thinking about it ever since. I, too, have just had to buy bigger clothes. And I'm really mad about that...mad that I worked the hardest I've ever worked to lose 35 lbs. 1 1/2 yrs. ago and now it's all back, plus another 5. WHY did I let this happen to me?? WHY couldn't I stop when I saw the first 5 creep back on?? WHY?? Because I am a Compulsive Overeater. Just like the alcoholic, I have the disease of compulsion. Once I start with certain things, I cannot stop. I can't treat my lows with candy, cookies, ice cream...I use glucose tabs (which I realize are nothing more than glorified candy), but I use them medicinally and I can only have what I need to bring my numbers up. I don't snack on them. They are not food or treats to me. They are medicine. They are for emergencies. That is my mindset.'s about mindset. And it's about exercise...and it's about's a very complicated issue.

A friend and I just started three days ago, to get back on our food plans and make a change. We are supporting each other. We've both been up and down the scale a gazillion times and are sick, sick, sick of it.

I keep a copy of Charles Stanley's Life Principles Notes on "Responding to Temptation Wisely" on my desk and that helps me. You can find that at I note this because I find that what affects me physically (being overweight), affects me spiritually. I want to be in God's will and I don't think feeling this way honors Him.

I've spilled a lot on the table here and I hope that some of it helps someone.

When I read the entry about accepting yourself as a BBM, it just didn't sit right. Perhaps some people can accept themselves as that, but if you don't feel it in your heart, it's not for you. I know it's not for me. I don't like the way I look or feel and if I can make a change, then I shouldn't accept this as my lot in life.

I can do better -- with the help of God. Only with the help of God.

Hope some little tidbit here is helpful to someone.

Bless you and I wish you only the best with that "40". In fact, I hope to match you!!

George said...

stickysweet - I am gonna try to do it this time the Ninja style but WW did my right before I'ma fan.

mark - thanks man!

Lea Ann - Let's do it! Add a 40 and join in. (this is my way of not looking at much I weigh but rather just watch this number drop)

TMD - I'll take any support. I will need help complaining.

CAL - The WV cannot always work I guess. You still work it.

Suga - I respond to cadences so that was off the hook!

Karen - Those are good goals. I am a fan of goals. I've been missing them.

Allison - I cannot afford a gym or I should say, I cannot justify it. I probably could squeeze it out of our budget. Maybe after the 40 is gone.

Anon - I've read your comment a few times I cannot agree with you more. If I was ready to except the size that I am then..I cannot even finish this thought because that is not me. I am not happy with how I look. And not being happy does effect my spirit. I get down easy and don't like to go out into the world because I hate how I look. My problem is food choices and amount. I am not a big snacker but the meals I want are all high calorie, high fat, and large quantity. That I believe is my problem. Oh and no exercise.

So with the big mistakes I make I think the little changes will be easy to start and easy to see a difference. Once I get the ball rolling and really get passionate about this, The 40 will be history!

Kerri said...

I've got your back, SuperG. More on this later. ;)

Chris Stocker said...

Awesome, I absolutely love this idea. I am looking to lose 30 pounds myself and one of the hardest parts is support. I will definitely be checking in with you with your numbers and try to keep up with the 40.

Way to go and be motivated!

Sarah Jane said...

I sooo wish I was as motivated as you... GO GEORGE GO (now i will go write a childrens book about you...that actually is not a bad idea).

Lea said...

You can do it, George!

Raicheal said...

GEORGE. I'm going to go think of seventeen interesting ways to say "we've got your back, man" and I may or may not tell you what they are, but it's gonna be a significant chunk of my headspace. I love you.

Scott K. Johnson said...

This is awesome dude. I love it!

Bernard said...

George I'll help anyway I can. I'm still trying to eat lower carb, some days are way better than others. I think this might work for you, but the first 2 weeks are sucky.

Let me know if there's anything you need from me. I know you can do this.

k2 said...


I'm cheering for you man! I'm trying to lower my fat intake and move more-you are motivating me to do so!!
Kelly K