Weekly Weigh-In: 10.6 lbs Lost

Weekly Weigh-in 10.6 lbs lostI finally broke the 300 lb plateau I’ve had since I started this blog. I’m in the 200’s now. It was time for my weekly weigh-in this morning and although I felt confident that I would drop weight, I was not expecting to be down a staggering 10.6 lbs this week! That’s right! I dropped down below 300 lbs for the first time in many, many years. I don’t quite know how to react except to keep on doing what I am doing so that I can reach my goals each week.

I guess I was expecting balloons to fall from the ceiling and confetti to rain down on me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy about this. It’s just that it wasn’t as big a deal as I thought it would be. I was thinking to myself, “Okay, you broke that barrier. Now go get the next one big guy!” My wife was ecstatic. As was I. For a brief moment it was like a shocking “I can’t believe I actually did it” moment. But then it wore off and I went about my normal routine. Eh. I guess I mentally trained myself to deal with it or maybe I’ve been so afraid to get below 300 lbs that subconsciously I didn’t think I was going to do it? I’ve been so close to breaking 300 so many times in the last 2 years that I got numb to it. I did it this time though! That’s what matters.


I don’t expect to lose this much weight each week. This isn’t the biggest loser workout I’m doing (wink, wink). I am actually aiming for 2 to 3 lbs lost each week. If you think about it I basically accomplished this month’s weight loss in one week. I suppose I can sit back and relax now. NOT! I won’t be stopping. I have so much more I want to get down and I got nothing but time on my side. Plus, I have to keep my word on my challenge with Tony. By the way, go check out and enter his Missouri 60 Challenge. I did. I like to think that I inspired that challenge. But I digress…

Back to me and my amazingly awesome weight loss.

The weight loss chart is looking really good from the past couple of months. I’m actually not embarrassed to show it.

I’ve been making sure that I control what goes into my body. That is one of the major keys in this game of weight loss. That and the mental aspect of it. I’ve learned to stop needing food just to have food. There are times when I have to tell myself, “Stop and think about having that Zebra Cake, Israel. Is it worth it?” Then I tell myself that it’s not worth it. Because it really isn’t. Just make sure to control your eating and do some exercise. It’s that simple. Well, the mental part is tougher, but it really is that easy.

I made a promise to someone that I intend to keep!

Oh, and the site looks a little different if you haven’t noticed. I’m tweaking it some more. It’s a work in progress, very similar to me.

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. MandyNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats on reaching that milestone!! Here’s to hoping that you never cross that barrier again! Keep it up! Oh, and the new site looks great! πŸ™‚

  2. Fitness GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Wow, congrats! I have been following your blog for ages but somehow missed your weigh-ins.

    I totally agree about the mental aspects of eating, exercise too. You must be getting really strong at saying no to the bad stuff to lose 10+ pounds this week. Do you think that your recent weight gain made you stronger this week? Sometimes I find that we all get a bit lackadaisical about fitness and eating until something bad happens and then Bang, I snap myself back into the right habits.

  3. Matt SNo Gravatar says:

    Nice! I really like how you are focused on losing weight in a slow, healthy way.

    I think a lot of people don’t realize that most Biggest Loser contestants, for example, put the weight back on after the show! There are a number of reasons for this, but part of it is due to rapid body mass loss, which is quite traumatic to the body!

    Keep it up brutha Iz!

  4. Yum YuckyNo Gravatar says:

    Adios to the 300’s! You’ll never see it again. I’m sure such a huge weight loss this week has put some wind in your sail. Keep in going!

  5. Superb work – I’m sure you’re inspiring many other people as well as me.

  6. MuataNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats Is! Once you’ve mentally wrapped your mind around the process, the weight comes off. Don’t be surprised to see more weeks of loses of more than 3 lbs. It’s OK, and I know you’re not starving yourself. It’s just that the higher your body fat percentage, the body doesn’t really monitor its stored fuel. You’ll start dealing with your body paying more attention when you hit the lower end of the 200s πŸ˜‰

    Keep doing what you’re doing Is–I’m really proud of you!

  7. theantijaredNo Gravatar says:

    Great loss!!!!!!!! 10.6 pounds, don’t go back to the 300’s!

    I am glad you are taking the challenge seriously. I am!

    Do you still want me to send you some Burger King coupons πŸ™‚

  8. Congrats man slow and steady wins the scale. It’s not a rae cause we all have to diet and eat right and watch our weight for the rest of our lives.

  9. YobigmikeNo Gravatar says:

    Yo that’s major. That 300 lb mark is like the Berlin wall. Once you break through it’s like a whole new world opens up with unlimited possibilities. Congrats

  10. Way to go Israel! I know the feeling – 10 years ago I had dipped under the 200 mark (I’ve not seen that weight in 9 Β½ years) and I remember walking around the gym in a daze – not quite believing it had finally happened. You have the right attitude – hang in there!

  11. very very nice!! good job! continu doing and never stop!

  12. Survivor2002No Gravatar says:

    Congrats, bruddah! You have finally gone to where “THIS MAN” has never gone before! Even when I made it down past the 300’s about a year and a half ago, I only got as far as 295, and I automatically felt this sense of terror that it wouldn’t last. (And it didn’t.) But you are THERE, man! And what will keep you there is the prospect of seeing what 281 – ten more pounds down – will look like. I can’t wait to see you there. (Better still, I can’t wait to MEETCHA there!)

    • I’m actual extremely eager to get to 275 lbs. For some reason it’s a major point in my major that I keep fixating on. I know 299 lbs is good, since I left the 300s but man, 275 would be awesome because there’s no going back from that point.

  13. Well done, I would suggest the 2-3 lbs per week weight loss. anything faster will be a shock to your body and may have nasty unexpected consequences. But you seem like you are doing well and I hope you keep it up.

    And think of this – you can now set your 200 milestone!

  14. nice to hear that from you… well congrats…. just do it and never stop.

  15. Ash HaqueNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations dude! That’s a terrific accomplishment
    Keep it up!

  16. Congratulations on your success. Its been a long tough road for you. I remember visiting a few years back when your blog was a site sponsor at one of the fitness/bodybuilding I belong to. You’ve made good progress so far and goodluck in the future as you try to stay consistent with your diet.

  17. OurSmsNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you .. Good Post and Good blog really .. Thanks
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  18. Awesome job Israel, great seeing you have some success. Chart looks great!

  19. jayjayNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats ! Ten lbs lost is worth the balloons and confetti falling from the sky. Keep pushing dude.

  20. SirStoneyNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations fella, glad to hear it’s all going so well!

    I’ve just had a messy 4 days Stag do and eaten nothing but BBQ food, junk and massive quantities of alcohol only to find i’d gained 7lbs at the end of it.. So the absolute reverse has happened to me!

    Not letting it stop me though, just ridden 8miles today, done a bit of resistance training too πŸ™‚

    Still can’t help feeling rather demoralised though. Tis shocking how much a few days of unhealthy eating can affect you, i felt so sluggish and horrible aswell


    • Thanks. 4 days is an eternity and can surely make you bulk up. I’ve been on binges that have lasted days and I’ve hated how I felt during and after them. Just refocus and get down to doing what makes you healthy and happy.

  21. JohnNo Gravatar says:

    This is really interesting one and am also planning for reduce my weight with this healthy way. Thanks for the post.

  22. Phen375No Gravatar says:

    Wow, thats great achievement! Keep on good work!

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