Weigh-in Sunday

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 292.2 lbs.
This week:  291.6 lbs.
Change: -0.6 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -35.4 lbs.

Boy it’s early! Didn’t do as well this week as I wanted to, which is unfortunate because I’m not sure how well I’m going to be able to do next week.  I worked really hard this week, but I ended up not going to the gym last night since I was scrambling to pack everything for my two-month internship down in California. I also normally walk before my weigh-in today, which didn’t happen because I’m trying to get on the road ASAP. The sooner I get on the road, the sooner I’m off it! I know, excuses, excuses, but it is what it is.  I still got a loss, so that’s good!

Next weigh-in should be interesting. I’m driving all day today, Tuesday-Friday I will be in Mexico, and Saturday I will be at the Renaissance Faire! That’s a lot of opportunity to not diet and exercise. We all need a break every now and then, but I’m going to do my best to keep the indulgences to a minimum. Wish me luck!

Weigh-In Sunday

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 293.4 lbs.
This week:  292.2 lbs.
Change: -1.2 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -34.8 lbs.

Happy Mother’s Day! Make sure to do something special for your mom today.

Still going strong.  I only made it to the gym twice last week, but I think my hard work still showed off.  Yes, I only lost 1.2 lbs. from my weigh-in last Saturday, however that does not tell the whole picture.  After Saturday’s festivities I clocked in at about 297 lbs. Sunday morning, so getting back down to a loss for this week was pretty damn good in my book!  If I work as hard this week maybe I can get to under 290 lbs. before I leave for sunny California for the summer.  I’ll most likely weigh-in super early next Sunday since I will have a long drive down I-5 ahead of me.

Weigh-In Saturday

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 295.8 lbs.
This week:  293.4 lbs.
Change: -2.4 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -33.6 lbs.

I went to the gym three times this week which seemed to work out well, so I think I’m going to try keeping that up.  I also added the bike to my repertoire.  I’m thinking about picking up biking this summer, but I don’t own a bike and they’re somewhat expensive.  So that depends on if I can find one for the right price.  Either way, I need to work on what my summer routine is going to be see since I’ll be in a different locale with different challenges.

This weekend is going to be tons of fun.  I’m about to head to the spring football game (go Ducks!) which will start a weekend of celebration for some family events.  I’m going to try and keep my indulgences in check, but I guess we’ll see what happens.  Wish me luck!

Weigh-In Sunday

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 296.4 lbs.
This week:  295.8 lbs.
Change: -0.6 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -31.2 lbs.

I walked 2.7 miles this morning!  My usual walk is about a mile and a half, but this morning I was feeling a little bit more in me and decided to go the long route.  It definitely felt good, and I’m glad it didn’t rain.

Coming in at a loss this week, even though it’s small, is a big deal.  As I said Friday, despite eating well and getting in my regular walks, stress has been eating at me all week, keeping me at a safe maintain.  I almost “weighed-in” yesterday.  I was hovering in the 295s, and I knew I was probably going to eat out last night.  However, I decided that just being at 295 yesterday was good enough for me and that if I had a bad weigh-in today I knew I could work it off.  I have to say that is definitely a new feeling for me.  I’ve never had that sort of confidence in my exercise routine before.

Eating out last night was good, too.  We had pizza, which is hard to do healthy, and I’m not saying we did but it was healthier.  The place served “authentic” neopolitan pizzas, so they were thin crust and pretty small.  I just had some leftovers for breakfast; pretty damn tasty!  I almost succeeded and not overeating by stopping at four slices (the slices are pretty small), but it was so good I had to have a couple more!

Weightwatchers has been giving me a hard time for losing weight too fast.  They say averaging more than two pounds per week over a four week period is too much.  I personally think that I’m at a size where it’s probably not too unhealthy for me to be averaging more than that at the moment, but losing only half a pound did get them to stop warning me about the dangers of overdoing it.  And I’m cool with that.

Weigh-In Sunday

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 299.2 lbs.
This week:  296.4 lbs.
Change: -2.8 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -30.6 lbs.

I must admit that I’m pretty stoked right now.  Crossing the thirty pound threshold is huge!  I’m really glad that I put in for a loss this week and maintained under 300 because it was momentarily not looking good Friday.

We went to Cafe Soriah that night and even though I did well in ordering flank steak (yummy!) and staying away from the buttery mounds of goodness that they call mashed potatoes, I was still looking at close to (and possibly over) 300 Saturday morning.  I got my walk in, though, played a nice leisurely round of pitch and putt golf at the BLSA Golf Scramble Tournament, and played a good round of basketball at the gym.  And by play I mean we were just shooting around, although we did play a game of 1-on-1 at the end where I lost.  It felt good to drive to the hoop, though, since I really haven’t played any basketball since my knee injury in 2005.  So working hard yesterday combined with a walk this morning equaled a good payoff.

That’s one of the reasons I’m so glad I’m doing this.  Normally I wouldn’t have worried and just gone on my merry way thinking that I’d make it up next week.  But because I publicly post this each week I’m shamed into working my ass off Saturday if I know my results aren’t going to be good.  If this is how I have to make each step forward towards my goal then that’s how it’s going to be.

Weigh-In Sunday

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 302.4 lbs.
This week:  299.2 lbs.
Change: -3.2 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -27.8 lbs.

I’m under 300 lbs. for the first time!  Technically, I can now buy my Lost t-shirt, but I’m going to hold off until I get a second weigh-in under 300 to confirm the result.  Under 300 is big for me.  I haven’t been under 300 since I started school, and to be honest I’m not sure I was under 300 then since I avoided weighing myself to pretend that I hadn’t gained so much weight.  It feels like I’ve been doing this forever and that I have been stuck in the 300s forever.  It’s nice to finally be back in the 200s.

I thought that once I reached under 300 the weight loss would feel real to me.  But it doesn’t.  I’m not sure why that is because intellectually I know I’ve lost quite a bit of weight, but psychologically it doesn’t feel that way to me.  I still feel fat (which I still am so that feeling probably won’t go away for awhile if it ever does), and I personally can’t tell that I’ve lost weight looking in the mirror or even looking at photos I’ve taken along the way.  I can tell that I was bigger in my January photos (my face is all puffed out!), but from February on I look the same to me.  There’s a still a lot left to lose, and even after I reach my goal of losing 100 I want to go on until I get closer to my ideal weight.  So there’s plenty of opportunity to start making it “feel real” to me.