Thanksgiving has come and gone. The day above all others that is most about food presented an incredible challenge. I wasn't really "dieting" on Thursday, but all of the work I have done in the last 10 months really paid off. My stomach is nowhere near as large as it used to be, and after one plate I couldn't do much more than nibble for the rest of the day. I chose to indulge in adult beverages, but I also drank a lot of water, and my body never got into retention mode, which certainly saved me some immediate weight gain. I had not weighed myself since and I had a holy crap moment this morning when I got on the scale:
Current Weight: 288.8 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 1.2 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 151.4 lbs
That is correct, I lost weight on Thanksgiving week. To be honest I am surprised, because though I wasn't anywhere near as bad as I might have been in years past I certainly did not work that hard either. Now, I weighed exactly that on Wednesday morning, so I only maintained through the holiday, but that is a huge success. I will take results like this any week, and particularly on a week where so much could have gone wrong.