“are you a bigger loser than marko?” update, week 8

8 out of 12 weeks down. 4 to go.

and i’m doin’ well. as i’m typing, i haven’t seen the week 8 rankings yet, but i expect i’ll likely hold onto my #2 position, because — in spite of the deaded treadmill incident, and the subsequent knee pain that has curtailed my work-outs a bit — i lost 6.5 pounds this week (ugh — i’m in a hotel as a write this, and someone in a room nearby has REALLY yummy smelling food!).

here are my stats:

starting weight = 250.2
weight loss this past week = 6.5
current weight = 203.5
total weight loss so far = 46.7
belt holes tightened = 4! (i had to go one more this week, to the final hole. a bit more weight loss and i’ll have to buy a new belt.)

when i started this competition, i wrote:

i’d like to lose at least 30 pounds in the 12 weeks, but 40 would be great.

at some point, i adjusted that to:

well, since i’m reaching 40, it would be great to lose 50. i don’t think 60 is possible.

now i’m thinkin’:
well, shoot — i have 4 weeks left, and i’m really close to 50. it would be a shame if i can’t reach 60!

i haven’t seen a weight with a “1” on the front end of it in many, many years. i’m hoping i will this week.

(for those who have asked: i’ll post before and after pics at the 12 week mark.)

8 thoughts on ““are you a bigger loser than marko?” update, week 8”

  1. I’d say it’s an attainable goal! : ) I think the injury had a side benefit for you in that it forced you to totally change how you were exercising – that can actually give weight loss a kick in the seat since your body resists change and has to work harder to adapt to the new exercise. Keep it up!

  2. I don’t want to sound incredulous, but why not shoot for 70-75 lbs? I’m guessing that would put you in the normal (or pretty close to it) for BMI. At the rate you’re losing, that could be attainable.

    Never set the bar too low!

  3. That is freakin’ awesome, Marko. I know how hard it is….I too have lost about 50 lbs in the last year. Congrats dude.

  4. I just wanted to say congrats as well. I have been in a slower-long term mode. I was at 211 this summer and I am now at 165 (46 #’s).

    Keep on going. Great job !!

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