So now it is time to get serious about trying to lose weight. I had a experimented with potato hacking once before, back in October 2016 and in 19 days I lost 20 pounds of weight. It was a wonderful start and then I started allowing myself a lot more cheats in my potato hacking dieting. So that was why it took almost two additional weeks to lose an additional 5 pounds. All of this was just before Thanksgiving and since my family would all be gathering for Thanksgiving instead of for Christmas, I was going to let myself enjoy Thanksgiving.
Some of the weight came back on, about 5 more pounds and despite trying to go back to proper potato hacking, I didn’t exactly do this. I was adding salt and other things to make my potatoes a little bit tastier. Then despite my half attempt to get back to hacking, I ended up giving up and just enjoying the holidays which was a major mistake. By the end of the year I had gained weight, how much did I gain well let’s take a look.
Beginning weight was 220 pounds and so in 19 days my weight was down to 200 pounds. Before Thanksgiving my weight had gone down to 195 pounds which was great, I hadn’t been that light in a long time. So my weight went up to 200 just after Thanksgiving but then after all of the Christmas madness and by madness I mean the madness of making poor eating choices, so by the end of the year my weight had climbed back up to 210 pounds and that was pretty much how I started out the new year. Not a good way to start but I kept on thinking that I could lose the weight in no time because I had lost it so easily once before so I piddled around and only lightly did my hacking and guess what, I never really lost any weight. So I fiddled around for the next couple of months, continuously trying to stay focused on trying to stay good on potato hacking but then I kept on allowing myself cheats and I would get close to 200 pounds and allow myself to start adding in things which kept me from losing weight.
At the end of January I ordered a new recumbent trike and the guy asked me what was my goal weight because it would be more important to set the shocks for my goal weight. So at the time of ordering my trike I had almost two months to lose 13 pounds and I figured no problem. Well it seems that I seem to be very prone of defeating myself because I would allow too many cheat meals and making unwise food choices so at the end of the second month of the year I wasn’t in very good shape.
On March 1, 2017, I stepped up on the scale and was very happy to see that my weight was down to 199 pounds and I thought this was a good time to get restarted. Now I will tell you that I won’t often be entering what I eat every day because guess what, it will be potatoes and more potatoes.
I’m not really sure when my trike will be in, all I know is that there is a 250 pound weight limit for rider and equipment, which means I need to really get serious about losing weight. Yes this means that I will have to start getting serious but let me tell you it is hard for me to stick to eating it the proper way because I know how good things taste with a touch of salt, seasoning as well as my mayo/mustard mixture.
Unfortunately time is running out and although I’ve lost enough weight that my work pants almost fall off of my, I find that the next size smaller on my work uniform is still a little bit to tight. So what does this mean, it means I’ve got to get serious when it comes to losing the weight if I’m even going to look different for my convention at the end of the month and when I get my new trike.
So this will be a fresh start for me, knowing I have a limited time to lose the weight so I can eat what I would like while at the convention because to be truthful it will be hard to find time and ability to eat potatoes without seasoning. Besides last year when I went to the convention, I injured my back which didn’t do anything to help me ast the convention and I ended up not having a very good time. Besides that I also had to end up forgoing having sushi and I still felt so bad I couldn’t even finish the glass of diet coke so this year I hope to be in better shape. By weighing less and also in better physical shape because I don’t plan on hurting my back again.
Now we shall see if I can complete my task and get down to 187 pounds by the end of the month. Yeah I would love to be 185 or even less but in reality just trying to lose 13 pounds will be a good task. However, based on my starting weight, I only have 12 pounds to lose, so now it is time to get started.