We are now officially deep in the danger zone. As busy as I have been with work, and with the company holiday party (catered with free booze) safely behind me, I have to say I am not too displeased with this week. I was a bit more conscious of my intake, and I worked out 3 times this week. Now, I did misbehave a bit at the party, and last week's poor choices carried over into the beginning of this week with a vengeance. I have to say the fact I didn't gain 5 pounds this week is a minor miracle. Here are the numbers:
Current Weight: 286.8 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: -0.2 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 153.4 lbs
I gained a little, but that is basically maintenance since I posted my weight last. I'll take it after this week. The next 6 days are going to be key for me, because I don't plan to be too careful at Christmas with my family. I am choosing to focus on the fun, but that means that from now until I jet my way to Texas I need to get some good work in. I will probably pick up a couple heads of lettuce and pre-cook some proteins for some quick salads throughout the week. That will have the added bonus of saving tons of time, because as long as the protein is already cooked I can walk home, prep my salad, eat, and be back at my desk in under 45 minutes, and I want to push hard at work going into the holiday. Working commission has a way of bringing out the hard worker in the laziest individual. Two weeks left in the danger zone. If I manage to break 285 by the new year I will count it a success.
On a housekeeping note I will be out of town next weekend, so my weigh in will probably have to wait until Sunday at the earliest, since using the same scale for every weigh in is key to tracking my results accurately and I am NOT taking my scale with me. I will, however, be doing a 12 days of Christmas set of posts to give me momentum into the new year. For those of you saying, "Chase, you missed the boat on the 12 days of Christmas already" to you I say "Wrong!" Pardon me while I get all Catholic on you, reader. The 12 days of Christmas are the liturgical celebration that stretches from Christ's Mass (December 25) to the Epiphany, or January 6th which is when we celebrate the arrival of the Magi to the Holy Family, and the day when the sacred mystery of Christ's status as both God and Man is revealed to us (hence the name "Epiphany"). This is the point when my Grandmother Barbara, who reads the blog, will be thrilled about my 8 years of Catholic education. Love you Mammaw! All of that is to say that the 12 calendar days between 12/25 to 1/5 are the 12 days of Christmas, and so on each of those days I will post about one success or failure, or a special thank you to one or more of the many people who have helped me in this journey. It is my Christmas gift to you, and like the socks you get every year, you are getting it whether you want it or not. Merry Christmas!