It is Saturday so you know what that means: Weigh In Day on The Amazing Shrinking Actor. This week has been fairly positive. It has been interesting tracking my weight day to day because the fluctuations have been extreme. By Tuesday I hadn't lost much of anything and then I lost over two pounds by Thursday. I then gained almost a pound and then lost a full pound Friday and then this morning. I am assuming that these fluctuations are due to water retention and that my actual fat loss was steady over the week. Whatever the mechanics of my weight loss I feel like this week was good results-wise. Here are the numbers:
Current Weight: 393.4 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 4.0 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 46.8 lbs
Four pounds more toward my goal. It is a little bit higher that the previous few weeks and I think that reflects one less cheat meal and a bit more exercise from last week carrying over in my metabolism. I figured out that if I maintain a pace of 4 pounds a week I should be at or near my weight target around the one year mark in this journey. That would be amazing, but I know that pace is unrealistic. It does put in perspective though that this is not going to take forever.
Speaking of exercise, I have been taking measures to remove excuses to make sure I actually get the three to four workouts a week I have been looking for. One issue for me has been that my current pair of New Balance is great and airy for a nice moderate walk or for everyday wear, but they are actually a bit painful to walk briskly or jog in because the mesh doesn't provide the support I need and my feet end up slipping around inside the shoe. I decided to get a pair of workout only shoes and picked up a pair of Asics 2150 running shoes.
We'll see how these lofty goals turn out. As the saying goes the best laid plans oft go astray and I have never been all that talented in the planning department.