Thursday, January 6, 2011

December and 2010 Wrap-Up

So, I went into December with kind of a negative attitude. I figured it’s was going to be a crazy month as far as my eating was concerned. After all, I was going to be with my family on the Holidays for the first time in 12
years and I was staying there for a month, well just about. I had my Dad’s 70th birthday at the beginning of December and then Christmas then New years. Not to mention that going back home is always an eat out fest for me. I try to go to all the places that I love to eat at while I am home. So that usually means eating out 3 times a day trying to fit in all my favorite foods. Add to this that my girlfriend was flying in to stay with me on the 24th. Woah….I thought for sure I would gain 10 pounds over this vacation.

Thankfully I stayed with my sisters. I didn’t get to go to the gym as much as I wanted (only 3 times) but staying with sisters helped me stay in line with my eating. Now, don’t get me wrong, I did eat at most of my favorite places to eat, but I only ate out once a day for the most part and didn’t gorge myself. We also got hit with about 12 inches of snow while I was there and shoveling that was like a nice HIIT workout.
So, like I said, I went into December with a negative attitude thinking I was going to gain weight. But what really came out of December was very far from negative. First off, I was able to be with my family for Christmas, which in itself was great! I was able to see some friends that I hadn’t seen in a very long time and…

Yes…that’s right, I lost weight, five pounds to be exact. I left November weighing in at 289.6 and now I weigh in at 284.6. I think this is the first time that I have lost weight over the Holidays. It must have been from laying off the egg nog LOL. I will take a five pound loss over the December Holiday period any day! And to add to all this good stuff, my seatbelt on both flights clicked…WITH ROOM TO SPARE. Not much room mind you, but considering that on my last plane ride I couldn’t even buckle the seat belt, I would say this was a big NSV for sure!

Oh and I have one more thing to share as well. It not only topped off my whole vacation but also let me start 2011 on a very good note.
I asked my girlfriend (@valesia) to marry me….oh, and she said YES!!!
Yup, I am engaged to an extremely wonderful woman!

I couldn’t be happier with how 2010 ended and how 2011 began. I started 2010 a fat lazy guy who was having panic attacks about his health almost daily. He had no energy to move and the gym was just another place he was scared to go into. Today I am a different person. Sure I still have a lot of weight to lose, but I am no longer having panic attacks (only 1 since I have started working out and eating better), I am no longer a lazy couch potato and the gym is a place I visit pretty much every day.  Oh and did I mention I’m getting married!! :p. I am so going to ROCK 2011….BELIEVE IT!

Weight loss progress so far:

March 2010 – 320 lbs
Jan 1st 2011 – 284.6
Total loss – 35.6 pounds!


  1. Vinny - Congratulations on your engagement!! I'm so happy for you. The 5 lb. weight loss over the holidays isn't too shabby either. What a fantastic way to start 2011!

  2. Congrats on the engagement! And on the holiday loss - not easy to do, especially at that time of the year! Keep up the great work!

  3. @Carrie and oh_mg...Thanks a bunch you two!! :)

  4. Awesome news on the engagement sir, congrats to both of you. I'll give you some blog link love tomorrow.

    35 lost in 2010, quite an accomplishment!
    2011 deserves another 35, maybe even 36!

  5. Just came by from Patrick's blog. Double congratulations today:)

  6. Congratulations on the engagement, Vinny!

    There is to be a wedding, so there is your motivation to stay on track with getting healthier in 2011 - if ever there was one! All eyes will be on the bride, but HER eyes will be on you!!

    They should write a commercial using that.

    -- wink --

    I wish you every success in 2011. And major kudos to you, for actually LOSING WEIGHT OVER CHRISTMAS. You've proven to the rest of us it can actually be done!

    I've come to you via Patrick's blog.

  7. Awesome job!I'm so happy for you on the loss and for the engagement. Congrats!

  8. Took me a while to get back to this, but congrats Vinny! What a great trip.

  9. Congrats!! You had a great 2010 and 2011 doesn't stand a chance!! =)

  10. LOL @Pat, unfortunately I have to agree with you.

    @everyone else - Thanks a ton. Your support means a lot.

  11. First off, congrats on the engagement!!!

    Secondly, I am jealous and happy for you for losing weight over christmas. Thats big, unlike you apparently;)

  12. @ Dani- THANKS!! And losing weight in Dec was big for me, but I am still kinda big too. LOL Appreciate you stopping by though. It means a lot.

  13. Congratulations on it all!! What wonderful news to share! :)

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