My Insanity weight loss progress through May 15, 2010

As you may know from previous posts, my main goal in doing Insanity was to lose weight. I personally believe that people who have their weight under control experience fewer health problems than overweight people. I don’t say this to deride people who struggle with their weight. I am one of those people. Weight control has always been a problem for me and because of news given to me by my doctor, I had a choice to make. That choice was to start taking medication regularly to help manage my blood pressure as well as potentially dealing with diabetes or get healthy enough so that my body would naturally do that for me. Seemed to me that losing weight was the easiest way to handle this issue naturally.

When I started insanity on March 15, 2010, I weight 289.5 pounds. I had been fluctuating in weight between 289 and 295, and as recently as July of last year had weighed in at 307 pounds. Looking at the exercises in the Insanity program I thought it was reasonable to expect a significant weight loss over the course of nine weeks, so I set a weight loss goal of 40 pounds. That meant that as of the end of my ninth week I wanted to weigh 250 pounds.

Today I am happy to say that I have hit that goal. I weighed in this morning at 249.5 pounds and I am beyond excited at the prospects this presents. I have so much more energy now than I did nine weeks ago. I have a zeal for living life again. I feel like I have earned my life back and that my health, fitness and weight is now something that is totally within my control as opposed to me being controlled by it.

I have not felt this accomplished in a long time. I have not felt this driven, this motivated, this inspired or this hungry in a long time. I wish I could put into words how awesome a feeling it is to hit a goal like this in the time I did it in. But honestly I think the only way for you to get a real grasp of how it feels is to try it and do it for yourself. Short of that, all I can say is that I am on cloud nine right now and feeling unstoppable. I really wish I could share this feeling with you.

To get a feel of what 40 pounds of fat loss coupled with some pretty good muscle development looks likes, check out my before and after picture.

My weight loss results through eight weeks of Insanity
Week Date Weight Loss Total
0 03/15/2010 289.5
1 03/20/2010 289.5 0 0
2 03/27/2010 285.0 4.5 4.5
3 04/03/2010 277.5 7.5 12.0
4 04/10/2010 271.0 6.5 18.5
5 04/17/2010 269.0 2.0 20.5
6 04/24/2010 266.0 3.0 23.5
7 05/01/2010 261.0 5.0 28.5
8 05/08/2010 255.5 5.5 34.0
9 05/15/2010 249.5 6.0 40.0

My Insanity weight loss progress through May 8, 2010

Excitement and happiness doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel today. After my eighth week of Insanity I have lost a total of 34 pounds. Starting at 289.5 pounds on March 15, 2010 I am now 255.5 pounds as of today.

My goal was to be at 255.0 today, but I am so stoked to be at 255.5 that I am really not that buggered by that half pound. I am really just plain excited for hitting my goal. I have one more goal left for this first Insanity program: 250.0 pounds by next Saturday. I know I can hit it.

Heck, as excited as I have been all day I may just run circles around my neighborhood until Saturday. 😉

My weight loss results through eight weeks of Insanity
Week Date Weight Loss Total
0 03/15/2010 289.5
1 03/20/2010 289.5 0 0
2 03/27/2010 285.0 4.5 4.5
3 04/03/2010 277.5 7.5 12.0
4 04/10/2010 271.0 6.5 18.5
5 04/17/2010 269.0 2.0 20.5
6 04/24/2010 266.0 3.0 23.5
7 05/01/2010 261.0 5.0 28.5
8 05/08/2010 255.5 5.5 34.0

My Insanity weight loss progress through May 1, 2010

I’m cranky right now. Not because I didn’t lose weight but because I didn’t lose as much as weight as I had hoped to. I wanted to be at 260 pounds this morning after my workout. And I think if I would have used my head yesterday and not eaten like an idiot I might have actually made that. Yesterday after my workout I was 260.5 pounds. This morning after my workout I was 261.0 pounds. That is not where I wanted to be and I am a little disappointed in myself for not hitting my goal.

Still, I am actually very happy with myself that I lost five pounds this week. Yes, five pounds. that is a huge win for me and puts me that much close to hitting my first weight goal of 250 pounds, which I plan to do two weeks from now. So if it comes across that I am whining about not losing enough weight, please don’t read me wrong. I am not cranky about that. No, I’m more upset with how I handled my eating yesterday knowing what I wanted to achieve today. That said, here is my progress so far.

You think Insanity works?

My weight loss results through seven weeks of Insanity
Week Date Weight Loss Total
0 03/15/2010 289.5
1 03/20/2010 289.5 0 0
2 03/27/2010 285.0 4.5 4.5
3 04/03/2010 277.5 7.5 12.0
4 04/10/2010 271.0 6.5 18.5
5 04/17/2010 269.0 2.0 20.5
6 04/24/2010 266.0 3.0 23.5
7 05/01/2010 261.0 5.0 28.5

My insanity weight loss progress through April 24, 2010

The good news: I lost weight.

The bad news: It was only 3 pounds.

Actually this isn’t totally bad news. Considering that I spent four of the first six days this week learning the program I can say that to lose any weight in the first week of any program that changes as much as this one does is a win. In fact, as I look back, I can clearly see that I lost no weight in my first week of Insanity. So I am happy about losing some weight this week.

I am now 23.5 pounds lighter than when I first started Insanity. I am 16 pounds away from hitting my first of two weight goals, the first being to reach 250 pounds, the second being to reach 220 pounds. I have three weeks to get to 250 on Insanity. I wonder if I can do it?

My weight loss results through six weeks of Insanity
Week Date Weight Loss Total
0 03/15/2010 289.5
1 03/20/2010 289.5 0 0
2 03/27/2010 285.0 4.5 4.5
3 04/03/2010 277.5 7.5 12.0
4 04/10/2010 271.0 6.5 18.5
5 04/17/2010 269.0 2.0 20.5
6 04/24/2010 266.0 3.0 23.5

My insanity weight loss progress through April 17, 2010

As much as I hate the fact that I only lost 2 pounds this past week, I can honestly say that I am pretty satisfied that I have lost more than 20 pounds since beginning Insanity five weeks ago.

If you have any doubt that this program works, dispell them. See for yourself that this program does indeed work.

My weight loss results for the first five weeks of Insanity
Week Date Weight Loss Total
0 03/15/2010 289.5
1 03/20/2010 289.5 0 0
2 03/27/2010 285.0 4.5 4.5
3 04/03/2010 277.5 7.5 12.0
4 04/10/2010 271.0 6.5 18.5
5 04/17/2010 269.0 2.0 20.5