My initial weigh-in for Healthy Wage came in at 218 pounds. That is higher than I was expecting. I usually weigh myself first thing in the morning wearing just my skivvies. I underestimated how much weighing later in the day and wearing more clothes would add to my weight. It didn’t make any difference on the amount of my wager. I still need to lose 29 pounds or more in the next six months. Losing 29 pounds would put me at 189 which would be my lowest weight since 2006. If you would like to lose weight with Healthy Wage please consider using my referral link. Using the link will add $40 to your prize and add money to my prize too.
I haven’t come up with a specific plan to lose the weight yet. I’m starting a section hike on the Appalachian Trail tomorrow. Hiking 10-15 miles a day with about 25 pounds on my back and having limited food options will cause me to lose weight so I won’t worry too much about my food choices while hiking.
When I get back from the hike I will need to be more careful with what I eat. My friend Jon at MyFrugalMiser has had great success with the Keto Diet. I’m not sure I would be able to stick with that diet. Perhaps I could stick with Dirty Lazy Keto. If I don’t decide to do Keto, I will come up with another plan to improve my diet and reduce how much I eat. I have had readers offer weight-loss tips in the past and I’d be happy to hear more suggestions.
2 thoughts on “Healthy Wage Initial Weigh-In and My Weight Loss Plan”
Hi Andy! Great to see you have set a HealthyWager and are pursuing your passion for hiking the AT. I won my individual challenge as well as several group challenges. Not much money but it helps me stay motivated. I’ve been doing Dirty/Lazy keto pretty much since I started the diet in October. I didn’t want to give up Coke Zero and there are a few other low-carb foods I enjoy that wouldn’t be allowed on strict keto. Started at 239 pounds and this morning I am down to 185. The weight isn’t coming off very fast now but I am still losing weight very slowly. Keep us posted on your progress!
You’re doing great. I’d love to get down to 185.
I’m back from my hike now so I’ve got to start watching what I eat. I’m not yet ready to commit to even dirty/lazy keto. If I’m not able to lose weight just trying to cut back on food, I’ll try the keto. Coke Zero is also my favorite. I’ll keep you updated.