Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weigh in #41

Another week down.  Rehearsals for Miracle move apace and I am having a good time, though it is a completely different kind of environment than Spelling Bee.  Both were professional, but this one is more businesslike.  Because of how quickly we open (13 days from today) I have not had much time to get out and walk or exercise, but my diet has been pretty good.  Here are this week's numbers:

Current Weight: 291 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 3.8 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 149.2 lbs

40 weeks worth of work and I have lost almost 150 pounds.  I like he pace, even though things have slowed down a bit.  Last weigh in, I realized after the fact, was exactly 9 months worth of weight loss.  Since this week gives me such round numbers to work with I will go with this week for my averages.

Weeks: 40
Weight Loss: 149.2 lbs
Avg. Per Week: 3.73 lbs
Weeks to goal at current pace: 19.03

That puts me at 220 (if that is indeed where I end up) by mid-March 2011.  I am shooting for my sustainable weight by the time I can go out in a tee shirt, which in Chicago is April or May, so I can afford the occasional slowdown.  Where exactly I end up becomes less and less important to me the more I get used to the size I am at now.  One of the security guys at my building and one of our regular homeless guys outside of work both commented on my weight loss this week, which is quite gratifying.  To have people who are barely more than strangers notice and congratulate me pushes me to further success.

I was thinking today about what goal to set for myself next.  I don't know that one makes sense at the moment.  With the holidays fast approaching I think a commitment to make good choices in the whirlwind of possible negatives is as good a goal as any.


  1. Your progress NEVER ceases to amaze me. I was bragging on you to Jim Jackson this week. He sends hello.

    I really need to get on the stick and see if I can't make similar choices.

    PROUD of and for you. Wish I could figure out a away to take credit for some of this. Now THAT would be creative.


  2. Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! You give us all a yardstick to try to follow! What a guy! LYMTA