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Under 300 – First Milestone Complete

Today I hit the first milestone on my fitness program. I stepped on the scale to do my weigh-in and was under 300! I’m just under two months in and I’ve now dropped just around 25 pounds.


I hit this goal much faster than I expected. I had originally targeted 300 by the end of the year and I did it in about half the time I had allocated. I know that can easily be a bad thing, but I think it’s fine. I’m eating comfortably, and even am having desserts from time to time. I’m not working out crazy. I’m doing my walk with the dogs every morning, and now 2 spin classes a week. I’m feeling great, and the weight has come off pretty quickly.

In addition to the numbers on the scale my belt has notched way down and my jeans are too big. I’m very excited to also be able to put my wedding ring back on.

My 280 goal date is January 31st. I’ve got Thanksgiving, Christmas and my birthday between now and then, which will slow things down some, so 10 weeks for 20 pounds seems aggressive but achievable.


  1. Congrats Jamie! That is awesome! You are inspiring me…just signed up for the YMCA and am considering the frozen half marathon…we’ll see how that goes for me. WAY TO GO!! :-)

  2. That’s great. So does this mean you’ll be doing some cycling next year?

  3. Great job Jamie!

    What I should do is challenge you to a race to 200#?

    Like Meg said above, you are inspiring me. Keep it up.

  4. Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

    @John, I’ve actually been noodling over RAGBRAI. :-)

  5. Congrats! Those charts make me want to lose weight too. Hmm… Data…

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