My 5th Quarterly Review

So it’s been another three months at this. Just as I have in the past (here, here, here, and here), it’s time to look back and reflect. And look to the future.

Where am I now? Well, as of yesterday, I’ve reached 115 pounds lost since January 2, 2011, and about 13 pounds lost in 2012 so far. Not bad. I set myself a goal of 40 pounds by June at the beginning of the year. I think it’s pretty clear that I’m not going to reach that, unless I start losing 4-5 pounds per week from now on. Which, to be honest, I hope I do not because I don’t think that is too healthy.  I should still, however, make my other goal of under 200 by June. And even if I don’t, it’s not like I’m going to stop trying!

Where am I going? I think I just keep chugging along like I’m doing. Everything seems to be going well at the moment. I think I’ve gotten over the plateau that I’ve been on for most of the year and I should get back to regularly losing weight again rather than this seasaw back and forth. As I said above, I should reach under 200 by the summer, and then we’ll see where I go from there.

April Showers bring… April progress photos

Good morning!

April 2012

April 2012

Weekly Weigh-In: 4 pounds lost! :)

2011 Start: 327 lbs. / 2012 Start: 225.0 lbs.
Last week: 215.8 lbs.
This week: 211.8 lbs.
Change: -4.0 lbs.
Total Change: -115.2 lbs / 2012 Change: -13.2

Waist: 39.0 in. / Change: -0.5 in. / Total Change: -2.5 in.
Body Fat: 26.2% / Change: +1.5% / Total Change: +0.9%

Cowabunga! Wowza. Big loss this week. I never know why I sometimes lose big and why I sometimes gain or lose small.  I didn’t really do anything different eating-wise or exercise-wise than I have in the past. In fact, I didn’t get to the gym that much since Spring Break has difficult hours, and I couldn’t walk as much thanks to the neverending rain. I will say that the times that I lose big tend tend to be times that I’m happiest, and I am pretty happy right now with how things are going in my life. I’m not sure if it’s a cause or effect, but there seems like there might be a correlation.

It’s hard to complain when I’ve had such a good week, but I really feel like this body fat percentage measurement is fairly inaccurate and inconsistent. It seems to be good when I think it should be bad and vice versa. Oh well. It serves some sort of purpose I guess.

Well, here’s hoping next week is just as good!

Weekly Weigh-In: Lost another 2.2 pounds!

2011 Start: 327 lbs. / 2012 Start: 225.0 lbs.
Last week: 218.0 lbs.
This week: 215.8 lbs.
Change: -2.2 lbs.
Total Change: -111.2 lbs / 2012 Change: -9.2

Waist: 39.5 in. / Change: none / Total Change: -2.0 in.
Body Fat: 24.7% / Change: -1% / Total Change: -0.6%

Back on the weight loss train! I’ve been seesawing a lot more this year, but that’s to be expected I would say. This is now officially Spring Break starting tomorrow, and I’m planning on getting some serious exercising done. Or some serious fun. We’ll see! Things are definitely looking up at the moment, I would say.

Spring Break!

I just realized last night that my Spring Break is in session. Thanks to my lax class schedule and the fact that Friday is a court furlough day I am officially done with school until Monday, April 2nd. Minus any school work that I need to finish and complete over the break that is.

I’ve been somewhat up and down on my progress so far this year. I’m hoping to use the break to regroup and get back on a more regular “loss” slide. No more gains! Okay, that’s a little unrealistic, but I think I can manage to continue on the downward path towards 200.  I no longer have any delusions that I can reach forty pounds lost on the year by June, but I still believe I can reach under 200 by graduation (or June).  Just have to get cracking (and hope it doesn’t continue to snow!).

It’s snowing. Oh my.

I decided to walk this morning despite the huge snowstorm that had occurred overnight. It was only lightly snowing when I walked outside with a bajillion layers on. I made it down the street before I turned around and realized this was a really bad idea. Today is going to be spent huddling up in doors. I kind of wish I had cocoa. And firewood to make a fire in the fireplace. Oh well, I think I will manage.

Weekly Weigh-In: Gained 1.2 pounds

2011 Start: 327 lbs. / 2012 Start: 225.0 lbs.
Last week: 216.8 lbs.
This week: 218.0 lbs.
Change: +1.2 lbs.
Total Change: -109 lbs / 2012 Change: -7

Waist: 39.5 in. / Change: none / Total Change: -2.0 in.
Body Fat: 25.7% / Change: +1.4% / Total Change: +0.4%

Well, yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, so I’m not surprised I gained. Especially considering the hangover I woke up with this morning! I did walk over 5 miles this morning with my aunt, so that’s good.

Also, finally decided to get rid of all my 2XL shirts and oversized pants, sweatshirts, and dress shirts. Making another run to the donation pile! I’m still in the middle of transitioning from XL to L, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do when I fully switch over.  I remember when I was happy to be moving onto 2XL. It’s kinda sad to see some of my fave tshirts go, like my Star Wars shirt and my Superman shirt! Oh well, guess I’ll just have to get some appropriately sized gear!