Sunday, August 26, 2007

Back From Vacation

Today's Weigh-In: 254 lbs.
Five-Day Average: 255.2
Weight Loss So Far: 22.8 lbs.
Still To Go: 56.2 lbs.

Back from vacation and down to 254, not bad! That's a loss of 1.5 lbs. from what I weighed when I went away last weekend, so I'm happy. I ate well and did lots of walking, and had the willpower to pass up a LOT of opportunities to eat poorly, so I'm pretty proud of myself. I wasn't anywhere near a scale so I'm not sure what my five-day average is, so I just calculated with today's weight and where I left off -- it's probably fairly accurate. I'm still definitely on target for my first goal, so this is great!

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Fresh Monday

Today's Weigh-In: 255.5 lbs.
Five-Day Average: 255.6
Weight Loss So Far: 22.4 lbs.
Still To Go: 56.6 lbs.

I'll be on vacation for the next week, but don't worry, I'll be eating very well and exercising -- hopefully when I check back in this time next week I will be down a couple more pounds!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Rainy Sunday

Today's Weigh-In: 255 lbs.
Five-Day Average: 255.7
Weight Loss So Far: 22.3 lbs.
Still To Go: 56.7 lbs.

Well, I had hoped to go for another long walk today (I walked for a couple hours yesterday, so probably 6-7 miles), but it's pouring rain out and I just don't feel like braving the elements. But I'm feeling good, eating really really well, and I think that in just a couple of weeks I should be out of the 250's.

So far, since the end of March, I've dropped a little over 22 pounds. I've noticed the weight loss, especially as far as the way my clothes fit me, but in the mirror I don't see a whole lot of difference, and so far no one has commented to me that I look like I have lost some weight. Maybe people are just hesitant to say something like that, because it implies that I am/was fat(ter). Who knows. I think that another 10 pounds or so of weight loss and it will be pretty obvious that I've dropped some - it will be a 30+ pound weight loss from my high of 278 at the end of March.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Saturday Walk

Today's Weigh-In: 255.5 lbs.
Five-Day Average: 255.8
Weight Loss So Far: 22.2 lbs.
Still To Go: 56.8 lbs.

Off for a nice, long walk!

Friday, August 17, 2007

No Change

Today's Weigh-In: 256 lbs.
Five-Day Average: 255.8
Weight Loss So Far: 22.2 lbs.
Still To Go: 56.8 lbs.

Been staying at 256 for the better part of the week -- I suppose my body evened out a bit after the fairly large weight loss of the previous week. I'm gonna try to kick a little more butt on the exercise front this weekend and see if I can nudge the numbers downward slightly. Eating has been going well, and my outlook is as positive as ever, so I'm not worried about it too much. I just need to get in the groove where I'm dropping 1.5 pounds or so week in and week out.

My first big target-weight goal is 245 lbs., on October 4th. That's nearly 7 weeks away, and I'm 11 pounds off, so I'm looking at a very realistic and achievable 1.57-lb-a-week weight loss to reach it. I know I can do it.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

It Was Bound to Happen

Today's Weigh-In: 256 lbs.
Five-Day Average: 255.4
Weight Loss So Far: 22.6 lbs.
Still To Go: 56.4 lbs.

Well, I gave into a craving tonight - I went to McDonald's (which I actually haven't done in almost a year, since I stopped eating meat) and I got myself a large French fries and a small drink (which I filled twice with Coke). For some reason I just really wanted fries today, and I've been eating super well all week, so I don't think it really killed me. Afterwards I ended up walking about 2-3 miles or so. I can't beat myself up when these things happen, as they are bound to do from time to time, I just have to make sure to really limit them to once a week at most, and then try to counter it with exercise. I'm not a robot, and I want to enjoy life, but I really want to get fit and that needs to be my main priority. In the past when I've done something like this, I've gone WAY overboard in the same day, figuring, like, "Oh I had this bad food, I might as well go all out and call it a 'cheat day' and have some pizza and candy and cookies too." But no more - I had my little treat, and now it's back to healthy stuff.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Holding Steady

Today's Weigh-In: 256 lbs.
Five-Day Average: 255.8
Weight Loss So Far: 22.2 lbs.
Still To Go: 56.8 lbs.