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Big Fella Buckaroo Weight Loss Journey Update


Well, up a little less than a pound this week. I think there was two issues that led to this. One was a new scale. The scale at home hates me. It’s a lot less generous than the scale at the gym. I stress ate a little this week. I have a sales offer on my home that came a lot earlier than we thought it would and there’s a possibility of me being homeless in April. The stress eating is also from hearing all the money that gets spent on a new home.  

I am freaking out just writing about it. I know everything is going to work out. It almost always does. Well, except for that one time. 

We are looking at new homes and it’s stressing me out even more. Okay take a deep breath. I got this. I hope I can got this. Please tell me I got this. 

I’m still running. Didn’t get the strength workouts in n this past week. I think I hit my 2000 push-up goal. I’ll have to check. 

I ran 140 miles in February. I am feeling good about the Carmel marathon coming up. My average daily mileage has bumped up to six miles per run. The intervals are still happening. Although the walking segment is getting shorter. I started running at the Monon Center in Carmel. On that track, there are eight laps to a mile. I’ve been trying to walk one lap and run three. Each lap is .12 miles long. Over the last couple of runs, I’ve been trying to walk half a lap and run three and a half laps.

Big Fella Buckaroo Update – February 21st


Here we are. Another week. Another couple pounds. Happy to report I’m down another two pounds. Wasn’t sure we were going to hit the goal this week, but thanks to a five mile run and strength workout, we got there.

For Lent I gave up soda and fast food. That’s probably going to help with Operation Big Fella.

In addition to that and all the cardio, I started more body weight exercises during the week. Before the workouts were random, now it’s three times a week. I’ll post more about that workout in the future. It involves assisted pull-ups, push-ups, squats and burpees. It’s a beast workout for sure.

We did have our moment this week. We found out we needed a new furnace. Normally, that would have lead me straight to a fast food joint. This time, I was able to keep my cool. I stress ate a banana and two apples. But this time I took my frustrations to the gym and ran five miles. I was proud of myself. I did it. Baby steps to a new lifestyle.

The social media fast is going well. I’m not dead, seriously ill or in rehab to kick my Brony issues. Also, I didn’t pass out at a house recently. I’m doing well. One day, I did have the incredible urge to take a picture of my food and post it on a (all) social media network(s). I didn’t. I took a picture and texted it to a friend. Today in Indy it snowed. I wasn’t looking at my phone to see if it snowed. I actually got out of bed and went to the window to see that it snowed. I also had the urge to Tweet #Timber. I didn’t. For me, one goal is to spend more time living life and less time living on the phone. I don’t want to be that guy walking around looking into his phone all the time.

Speaking of snow, I have a great new workout to share with you. It’s called shoveling snow. It does wonders and feels like a full body workout. Pro tip, it you start to feel tired or winded, take a break. Dudes don’t send Facebook stickers, text emojis, or have heart attacks after snow storms. Hashtag dude pro tips blessed

Everything else is going well. Except for the new furnace. Kids and wife are doing well. Gotchababy is having a successful run at her weight loss efforts. I am so proud of her.

What victories have you celebrated this past week? Did you get your ass kicked last week? Trust me, I know it isn’t easy. Hang in there, you got this.

Weight lost – 17.6
Percent lost – 7%
Pounds from goal – 22.9

This post is part of a five month weight loss journey that started on December 15th, 2014. My goal is to lose two pounds a week. This may seem like a lot to lose to some people, but this is my journey and my story. So if you don’t like it…you know what to do to yourself.

Big Fella Buckaroo Weight Loss Challenge – Two Months


Two month into this challenge. Down 15.6 and finally crossed the 240 threshold. I’m a little behind my pace by 0.4. We’ll make it up in March.
Today, I set a goal of running four miles in 40 minutes. With some work, I ran it in 36 minutes. I know there are plenty of people who can run four miles a lot faster than 36 minutes. But, this was my Everest and I did it. This has to be my fastest treadmill time for any distance. The treadmill looked like a satellite trying to renter the atmosphere.

Things are going well. It’s a slow go but we got this.

If you’re thinking about starting a wellness journey and not sure where to start…just start. Just start walking down the path and don’t overthink it. Just donut.

Big Fella Buckaroo Weight Loss Update

Me and the little people.
Me and the little people.


Through exercise and diet, I’m down 14.8 pounds since 12/15/14. Just 25.2 more to go by May 2015 to lose 40 pounds. I’m feeling and eating better.

Last night, while watching The Biggest Loser, my kids thought I should apply because they knew I would win. I’m not sure about that. I’d surely give it my best shot. But, for them to see the changes I’m making now and them thinking I could win it all made me very proud.
The big change this week has been my lovely wife packing a healthy lunch for me. I could do this on my own, but I am grateful she does this to keep me healthy and not spend and money on fast food.

I am sharing this to motivate other who want to make this change. Is it impossible? No. Is it hard work? Hell yeah. Everywhere you go, you have to make decisions.

One change I made was switching from the FitBit Zip to the Flex. Not sure if this will help, but we’ll see.
Down 14.8
Percent lost 5.75%
Miles in 2015  239
Running 118.2
Swimming 5.3
Walking 5.4
Push-ups 2010