Oh my. This whole week has been a minefield. As I said last night I made better choices this year than I might have in years past, but I certainly did not make perfect choices. I suppose if in 47 weeks this is the first I have gained a significant amount of weight I can allow myself a little leeway. 2 parties, 3 family meals, and a lot of work and travel that threw off my consistency made this week the hardest I have had since I settled in to my original lifestyle changes almost a year ago. It was Christmas, though, and I think a bigger mistake would have been to hide at parties and meals and miss out on the experiences of family and friends. Right now my body is at an obvious "peak" and has not even had a chance to stabilize after all of the food and travel, so this number is a bit deceiving I think. That should make it all the easier to get it back down to where I was and even lower, though. Here are the numbers:
Current Weight: 291 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: -4.2 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 149.2 lbs
It really hurts that I am back under 150 total weight loss. I know this Friday and Saturday upcoming will be less than ideal days, with New Year celebrations and then watch party for the bowl game, so I will be busting it through the week to set myself up for some success. I would like to lose at least half of what I have gained in the past 2 weeks, so 2.2 pounds, this week. It is a lofty goal at this point in my weight loss, but I think it is possible. A 2.2 pound goal seems appropriate for my 2nd day of Christmas post, so I will leave it there.