Friday, May 13, 2011

Weigh in 2:16

Finally!  I little bit more discipline and a little bit more exercise and a lot less snacking have paid off.  I was a bit worried because I had 2 celebratory evenings this week where I had quite a few beers, but my planning and work in the rest of the week more than offset the indulgences.  I think being well again for the first time in a couple weeks helps as well.  Getting off of the DayQuil and sinus meds has helped me retain far less water.  I am finding that in the moment exercise has become less onerous and the resulting feeling after working out is well worth the effort.  My clothes are fitting a bit differently and I hope soon to be down another pants size and fit in the shorts that I just bought that are a bit too snug.  Here are the numbers:

Current Weight: 279.8 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 4.2 lbs
Weight Loss in Year 2: 5.4 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 160.4 lbs

I love to see that middle number change, and I have been waiting to break into the 270s for a solid 4 months or more.  Considering how stalled I had been previously I do not mind that I have lost more the last two weeks than I'd really like.  2.5-3 pounds per week is a healthy pace at my weight and I lost 7.6 pounds over the last two, or an average of 3.8.  I think that it is well within the realm of the possible to hope to break 275 by the last weigh in of May.  I think the 3 workout a week goal is a good minimum as well.  I am relishing the stress relief properties of sweating it out a bit, and lately I have really needed a positive distraction.  Any excuse to use an excuse for a positive reason is a good one, I suppose.


  1. Hurrah!! Setting a goal and reaching it !! You are our hero!! LYMTA M&P