I’m Shaping Up; Week 10

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I’m Shaping Up; Week 10

I stood on the scale while exhaling as hard as I could. I was hoping to end this week around 210lbs. I had not even smelled a carb all week, and enjoyed a solid return to my eating strategy.

Looking down, I cannot say I was disappointed. Just the opposite, I was shocked. I was at 208 lbs, and not seen the “single digit” side of 200 since my weight marched upwards over two years ago.

I popped into the kitchen and grabbed the dreaded BP cup, and yep, in the 130’s over mid 90’s! this is the most key indicators in my quest to regain a healthy lifestyle.

Single Digits

Single Digits

This past weekend was our annual Thibodaux Volunteer Fireman’s Fair. When I tell you the food was amazing, it was amazing. I packed my protein shots and walnuts but did have a few world-famous fire grilled hamburgers.

Walking the massive fair grounds each evening for hours I did what Chiefs of Police do. In addition to shaking hands and thanking people for the wonderful comments about our police officers, I was burning calories.

TVFD Fire Chief and fellow dieter, Chad Mire and I spied on each other during the weekend and encouraged each other to stick with it. He did catch me with a giant cup of hot chocolate during a seasonable cold Friday night.

GREAT NEWS! The awesome pool at our university opens Monday and I plan on being in it regularly.

Week 10

Here’s to holding each other accountable when the couch looks inviting and the snacks endless.


– 208.2 lbs (I’ve stuck to my guns, and enjoying the benefits)


– I rocked the gym, the cardio and the track all week. After 10 weeks of mostly consistent exercising, my body now looks forward to the training challenges.


– Lt. Lane still has me on a high protein diet. After my nutritional “indiscretion” 2 weeks ago, I was happy to avoid the junk foods.

UNO Ring & BP

– BP stayed in the 130s range. Consistency.

– The UNO ring slips on and off without hanging up on swollen knuckles or fat fingers.


Monday – Sunday Goals:

Heading to Boston this week. No fretting because this is a “walking town.”

– Exercise daily. Preferably outside, but hotel gym closet will do.

– Weight at 208 lbs

– Walk Boston’s Freedom trail but DO NOT get lost like last time.

How are your efforts going? Don’t just read this and dismiss it. Make a commitment today. You have peer support, CopsAlive.com expertise, and a champion fitness advisor all ready to help.

3 replies »

  1. No way!!! Great job sticking with it! I missed out on those burgers thanks to my dreaded hematologic system test, but I’m sure they were awesome. Maybe you could do a 5k soon? *hint, hint*
    I’m only 20-something, and you’re doing better than I am with the exercise. Great for you , but shameful for me. Keep it up because as soon as I have my brain back to functioning at full capacity (after finals) I’ll be running again! I’ll need someone to inspire me to run farther and faster. And definitely don’t get lost in Boston; although, I hear that’s easier said than done.

  2. Congratulations my friend. I have all the faith in the world in you. I know you can reach your goals. God speed. Take care.

  3. Great job Scott and thank for all you the your guys do for us during this busy weekend. Keep up the good work and looking forward to you being there on that next 5K.

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