Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 5 - RESULTS

The results are in!

STARTING WEIGHT:   276.6 lbs

ENDING WEIGHT:  274.4 lbs

WEIGHT LOSS:  2.2 lbs

At first I half-wished that I had lost more, since I'd done a few work-outs and runs this week. But then I decided to look only at the positives, and this week there are a few of them!

- My BMI is now <35! That means I'm no longer in the 'Severely Obese' bracket, but I'm just your good-old, run of the mill 'Obese'! And if you read the paper, EVERYONE is obese these days, so hurrah! Seriously though, this was a little mini-target I was very pleased to reach. Never thought I'd be so pleased to be obese! Can't wait until I'm 'Overweight'!

- I've lost more than 1.5 stone. Although I weigh in pounds, because they're the smallest unit and therefore easier to see changes in, I always convert it to stone in my head. 1.5 stone was 21 lbs, so I've now lost more than that. Again, hurrah!

- Fifth consecutive week of weight loss. That's got to be worth at least a hooray, right?

- Maintaining my required weight loss. To reach my target weight by my target date, I had to lose 3.1 lbs every week. Although I didn't achieve that this week, I did better than that last week, so they average out at just a little over my target. Very pleased with that, as I would prefer a slow, steady weight loss to a sudden, unsustainable drop. Got to shake the expectation of shifting 6-7-8 lbs every week (like in the first fortnight), and be pleased with my pounds!

So, without further ado, here is my usual total tally, followed by this week's progress snaps.

22.7 lbs 

 274.4 lbs

274.4 lbs

(Incidentally, if anyone wonders about my strange arm position in the above pic, its because my webcam is very low tech, and I still need to press the button to make it take a picture. Because I'm stood too far away from the laptop to reach it, every week I am wielding an umbrella! Diligently cropped out, of course...)


  1. Hey looking good keep it up. Some weeks don't go as well as others don't get discouraged.

  2. Why don't you try lactose free products? I lost 20kg...