CTF 2011 Dave
I can’t believe it’s been nearly 11 months since I “graduated” from the Commit To Fit program sponsored by DIAKADI and MV Nutrition in March of 2012. I will never forget that triumphant year that I earned 112.5 pounds of weight loss by learning to eating better and exercise. So many people in the DIAKADI community have been asking what I am up to now, I thought it might be nice to send you all an update.
Commit to Fit | Week 52
My final weigh-in at MV Nutrition was March 2, 2012. Exactly one year to the day of my first weigh-in. I am clocking out my CTF year at 112.5 pounds down. And while the perfectionist in me is pretty sure I could have done a little better, my friends have been really good at making sure I keep my perspective. After all, 112.5 is…quite a bit of weight, isn’t it? I guess I did alright.
Dave McKew has been with us for a year now, and after losing an awe inspiring 113 pounds it is time for him to spread his wings and fly. Dave will be continuing to work out at 24 Hour Fitness near his home and staying on the path of his new fitness lifestyle. It has been fun to watch Dave continue to shrink and get into his new beloved skinny jeans while he seemed to become more comfortable working out and enjoying his weight loss journey.
Commit to Fit | Week 49
I’ve been working out three times a week with Billy since March 2011. Starting in December, he started having me work out for part of our session without him, so I that I would start learning “independence” in the gym. The day is coming where I will no longer work with Billy three times per week, and I’ll need to be ready.
Commit to Fit | Week 48
On Saturday I met up with Sarah (Eating Free) and Billy and Mike (DIAKADI) to interview the 2012 Commit To Fit finalists at DIAKADI. The candidates were a diverse group, men and women from all walks of life, spanning a 35 year age range. I listened to them tell their stories…many of which were very familiar to me because, one year earlier, I’d sat in that very chair and told the same stories.
Commit to Fit | Week 47
(1) You mentioned in a recent blog that you have lost over 90 pounds and you still eat the majority of your meals at restaurants. What are you eating when you eat out?
Three weeks ago I wrote in this blog, “I eat out a lot, and simply make better choices off the menu than I used to, thanks to Eating Free! I do keep food in the house, mostly healthy snacks and breakfasts, but food preparation for one can be a little depressing so I tend to eat a lot of meals out of the house, with friends.” And it’s true. I really don’t think Eating Free would have worked for me as well if it had tried to force me to magically become a cook. In my opinion, Eating Free works for me because it works so well with my existing habits, likes, dislikes, etc.
Commit to Fit | Week 46
On January 13th, my weigh-in at Eating Free revealed that I had lost 100.1 pounds in just under ten and a half months. My initial long-term goal was to lose 100 pounds by March 1, 2012, and I managed to get there 7 weeks ahead of that goal.