Starting to lose again, finally #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

It’s been a few weeks since I posted a NEW LOW POINT…

I have been getting exercise

It can be frustrating. After losing a pound a day for a week, then hitting a road block, or even experience a slight gain. I’ve been here many times before.

I have lost 50+ pounds three times in my life. Each time I hit that plateau. I gave up.

Each time I wanted to get back on track I gave up.

A few times I nearly gave up on this journey.

Every 10 pounds or so I hit a plateau. Everything seems so easy. Dropping a pound a day is a piece of cake, until it’s not.

The biggest issue these days is portion control.

At nearly 400 pounds, I could eat a ton of food and still lose weight. It’s easy.

Now, as I approach 300, portion control starts to play a major role. I need to start paying more attention to calorie counts and column.

Many will tell you not to worry about your counts with certain foods, as there is no way you could ever eat enough of that food to count.

Well I have a talent for eating WAY beyond capacity. My pain censors for bloated are defective.

But yesterday, I had an interesting break through.

First of all, I made a choice which led to me walking 4 miles.

I wanted to quit and call an Uber at least four times. It was cold. I was bored. I was tired…..

But I kept going. I choose to take the wrong bus, then go four extra stops so I could make a deposit at the bank (client for a comedy field trip handed me a stack of one’s and fives, $1000+ cash.)

With just a half mile to go, I stopped for tacos.

This place gave me FOUR tacos for just $8. Real Mexican “street” tacos have no cheese or sour cream, no fried tortillas. They simply line soft corn tortillas with marinated grilled or griddled meats.

This plate also had the most delicious grilled onions and peppers.

I turned down the tortilla chips but kept the four salsa choices.

Just a month ago I would have chowed down on all four, but even after one, I felt full-ish. I ate one more and asked for a box. (And some extra peppers and onions.

Not only did I make better portion control choices, I had TWO meals for $13 ($8 taco, $1 water, plus tax and a great trip)

I’ll be back!

Time for a new belt! Waist Down 8+ inches

Last spring I was busting out of 54″ elastic waist khakis.

Today I wore a non elastic 46″ waist khaki.

I bought these pants a few weeks ago and barely squeezed in while today they were comfortable and even slimming.

Weary of buying too many new clothes that may not fit right in a few weeks later (dropping that fast at times.) I have continued to rotate the old pants into my wardrobe.

Two days ago I nearly tripped, walking with pant legs tucked under my heels. Inseam has not changed, but all that material around a smaller butt is causing drag.

Great problem to have!

Next big stop?

30 year high school reunion. Maybe I’ll be back to my high school rock band front man weight

What is your goal? #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

In response to my images of the scale reflecting new low points, many friends have asked this question to me.

What is your goal?

I have one goal.

Healthy!

No number? No date?

Nope.

I can not predict how I’ll look and feel after losing 10, 20, or more pounds.

I’ve been 300+ pounds for 25+ years.

I’ve been 350+ pounds for better part of the last 14 years.

Every pound is a victory!

I’ve lost 50+ pounds twice before, in 2008 and 2013.

I have thought about dieting so many times, but the anger and sadness that I failed and gained back the weight each time, with a vengeance, is depressing.

I never want to go back to that place.

What’s different this time?

No bullshit!

I am more hyper aware than ever as to what works for me.

I am aware more than ever I need to ignore the so called advice from others.

I am aware that every time I slip I am offending myself and the hard work it took to get that victory.

Don’t know where I am headed but I am never going back

A boss of mine once told me I will always be fat. Not sure if he said that as a total jerk or as a way to challenge me.

The words were equally depressing and motivating.

Other shave told me I can do it and I did not.

For twenty plus years I have known what to do. I could have written this blog, perhaps a book, many times over

But knowledge is useless without action.

Do what you always do, get what you always got

One of my big “secrets” is creating new habits.

I know I cannot portion control well so I have to cut out certain foods altogether.

So I need to just say no to all chips, crackers, nuts, chocolate, cookies, cakes, donuts, bread, pasta, milk, cheese, alcohol, caffiene etc etc etc

Some of these foods trigger cravings, others kill my metabolism.

What ever it is, by not eating these food, I lose.

When I even sneak a taste, I slip backwards.

Add to that avoiding to much downtime on the couch and the formula is simple.

off to the gym and some laps in the pools….

Stay Inspired

70lbs Gone since July 2019, more to move out soon #healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

Seven months ago I was in the hospital.

By Walt Frasier @waltfrasier

June 30, 2019 I went to the emergency room. That morning at a North Bergen urgent care I was diagnosed with cellulitis, showing as a 3″ red band wrapping around my lower calf and shin.

The doctor sent me home with antibiotics after he drew a line. “If the redness grows past this line go to the emergency room.”

I went home, took a nap, and woke up four hours later with intense chills and the rash double in size. Off to the emergency room!

After a relatively brief check it was determined to admit me for a round of IV drugs and observation. Three days later I turned 47 and was let out of prison, I mean, the hospital.

In many ways, eating hospital “food” alone was a launching pad. It also helped that the doctors all scared me with talk of diabetes.

The doctors explained that my obesity, namely the diabetes, was allowing infections to take more easily. Swimming in dirty water (a NJ beach that was closed the next day for high bacterial levels) may not have been such a big deal otherwise.

My first goal, never going back to the hospital, EVER!!!

I determined the best way to achieve that was diet and exercise.

I did not weight myself before going into the hospital. The highest point I ever weighed in was 383+ at weight watchers, about two years ago. This week I was 313. So, I can only claim 70 pounds scientifically. I am convinced I was closer to 400, simply comparing photos and how I felt.

Me, with my wife, approaching 400 just a year ago…. or so

Over the next few blog posts I want to lay out how I did it and how I plan to move forward. I will track my progress.

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Me, 11 weeks ago, at 328.

I want to share my story to inspire others to do what I thought I could never do. While semi going it alone this time, I have 47 years of stories and support from friends, family, and fellow weight lose hopefuls at WW meetings etc.

Please follow this blog and or my Instagram account. @waltfrasier on most platforms. Help me in my journey. The comments from friends and family drives me forward.

#healthylifestyle #friendssupportingfriends

Already falling out of Santa Suit lol