Friday, March 25, 2011

Weigh in 2:9

It is amazing to me how slow time seemed to pass as a child and how much faster it seems to fly by now.  In the context of my health this is relevant because I have gone 4 solid months now with very little progress.  I trace this back to when I started my new job.  It is certainly more stressful, and I am working much harder now than I ever have before at my day job.  This week I reached the true burn out point in my weight loss process.  I am just done with it.  I didn't realize, until that energy went elsewhere, how much energy I was expending on this process.  More mental than physical energy, since my willingness to work out on a regular basis has never been that high, but even the mental commitment can be draining, and now that I am committing more of my thought other places I find the weight is a lot more stubborn to come off.  The great thing I have discovered is that my default is now maintenance.  There are now vegetables that I like.  I make healthy food.  I order out far less frequently than before I started.  Even at my most lackadaisical I hovered around the same weight.  That is something that I am proud of and that indicates a permanent change.  In that regard I have done one of the things I set out to do. 

This week was a bit of a bounce back week.  If I can string a few of these weeks together here I can get down to 275, which is my next goal.  I think physical appearance of weight loss is another good goal to have.  Even though I have been in maintenance for a few months, my shape has still been adjusting to the weight I lost in months previous.  Toning and muscle building are things I have been devoting a little bit of time to recently, and I think I've had some progress there.  Here are the numbers:

Current Weight: 282 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 3 lbs
Weight Loss in Year 2: 3.2 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 158.2 lbs

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