Chart Update and Pants

It’s been a week since I had a weigh-in, so time to update the chart!  Yesterday I stepped on the scale (yes, yes, I’m a day behind, I know), and I…

…stayed the same!  The scale read 238 pounds, which is (still) a loss of 164 pounds.  Here’s the chart update:

I was secretly hoping that I’d lose the pound that I gained a week ago, and by ‘secretly’ I mean ‘I was telling everyone that would listen,’ but it didn’t happen.

And that’s okay.  It really is.  It’ll happen soon.  Maybe this week, even!

Did you notice anything about my chart?  Yep, with this update, my weight loss chart officially moved onto its 7th piece of paper!  See?

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how expanding to a 7th piece of paper was problematic, space-wise, because the wall that’s home to my chart (which is inside my closet) wasn’t big enough to accommodate a 7th piece of paper.  I asked for suggestions on what to do, while brainstorming ideas of my own.  I couldn’t turn the corner and continue the chart on the next wall, because there’s a doorway there.  There was a great suggestion to just continue the chart but switch directions, so it continue from right to left (eventually zig-zagging until the line reached the floor!), but I decided against it, because I liked the continuity of having one long line, going in 1 direction.  So I decided to break up the chart into two lines (which someone else had suggested, and I had independently thought of as well – great minds think alike!).  That way, should I ever move the chart onto a bigger wall (which I may do at some point), I can reconnect the two lines and recreate the one singular line.  OK, I’m rambling while trying to describe it, so I’ll just show it:

Pages 1-5 stayed along the top row, and pages 6 and 7 are on the second row.

It solved my little dilemma, but there’s just one problem: I don’t like it.  Getting this shot, of the entire chart, is more difficult now (I have to squeeze into the back corner of my closet, amidst my clothes and suitcases), and I think it’s a little confusing.  Of course, I’m not confused by it, and I’m the person that sees it the most, but still.  I’m just not ecstatic.

But I have an idea.  It came to me in the car while I was driving to work.  I think it might work, although I’m not exactly sure.  I’ll try it soon, and post the pictures.

In the meantime… I also wanted to share a quick video from last weekend.  Richard Simmons’ class was Motown themed, and he dressed as one of The Four Tops, which is to say…  he wore pants!  He said after class that it was the first time in 36 years he’s taught a class not wearing his signature shorts, and I believe him.  Now you can say that you’ve seen him wearing pants!

Oh, and did you see me in that video?  I’m on the left, in the orange t-shirt.

Keep it up, David!

Want to make your own weight loss chart?  Here’s how!

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12 Responses to Chart Update and Pants

  1. Marcy Fabian says:

    Hi David!Your eating well and exercising sometimes you just stay the same weight for weeks.Don’t get too skinny we might have to look at you cross-eyed just to see one of you.Anyways you are working very hard on your goal,so what is your goal weight or do you know??? Ya like kind of hard to miss you in the video’s David lol …your how tall 6’3″ or? Nice to see all your post.Thank for sharing once again.. KeepItUpDavid I wish myself the same to try and eat better with more exercise to boot once it gets a little warmer. 🙂

    • David says:

      Hey Marcy, I’m 6’4″, and currently working towards my next goal, which is to get down to 220 pounds – I’m 18 pounds away. Don’t know if I’ll want to lose more after that or not; I’ll reassess and figure it out! And, Marcy, don’t wait for warmer weather… start exercising NOW! And keep it up! -D

      • Marcy Fabian says:

        Hi David!Man your a tree lol.Well then 18 pounds and done…good for you.I need to lose maybe 13 to 15 not sure.I tell you I’m so bad this last year,moved out of the city 50km away for friends that I use to do a lot with fun exercise etc.Last night I meet a lady that goes to yoga so I’m starting in May classes. Yes I agree NOW! Found my exercise Mat & DVD’s So you know Monday is the day I’ll start…so almost NOW …Thanks for the push and I will keep it up!

      • David says:

        Start today! Why wait until Monday?

  2. Leslie says:

    Yup… whatever works for you David… I’m still a HUGE fan of spreadsheets 🙂 LOL

  3. Kelly says:

    Do you ever know ahead of time what Richard’s theme will be? And does he do a theme for every class? It seems like so much fun!!

    • David says:

      Richard teaches on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but he only themes out the Saturday classes. He announces the theme for the next Saturday at the end of each Saturday class, and also sends out a weekly newsletter that announces the theme, too. They are fun!

  4. That’s it. I want to move to LA for Slimmons alone. I love these videos. I’m so happy that you post them!

    Can’t wait to hear what you’re doing with the chart. =)

  5. Mandi says:

    David I love your thought process over the chart. I am totally with you I like things in a straight line nice and neat so this would really bother me too 🙂 I love seeing the Slimmons classes they look so much fun. You are doing great David keep up the great work. I love reading your blog it gives me much hope I made it back to the gym today after a knee injury that left me unable to walk for 2 months. It feels good to excercise again 🙂

  6. Janet says:

    Hi David,
    Richard Simmons really seems to be a fun guy to be around. I can understand how you enjoy his classes. I wished he would come over here and infect German gyms with his attitude. He seems to be a real good motivator on your journey. About your chart, I think it’s great, I wouldn’t know where to put it in my apartment though, yet I believe looking at the chart everyday is also great in motivating onself. I myself use Excel and have created a chart that runs for over two years. Maybe I’ll try your style on a smaller scale.
    Keep it up, you are almost there. 🙂

  7. Elisha says:

    I am no help to you in the chart-page-organizing thing. I can see how it would be motivating to have that tangible reminder of your progress though. Way to go!

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