I really wanted to try and break into the 260's this week, but did I manage it?
STARTING WEIGHT: 274.4 lbs
ENDING WEIGHT: 270.3 lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 4.1 lbs
So near, yet so far!
I've been overweight for a long time, and the 260's has always sort of been my base. I'd put on weight, decide to start being healthier, drop back to the 260's, then give up again. It's comfortable, familiar ground, and I really wanted to get back there this week - I wanted my weight loss to start reflecting a change compared to four years ago, not just compared to a couple of months ago.
Didn't quite get there this week, but I still recorded a really good weight loss, and I should DEFINITELY make inroads into the 260's next week. There is still a lot to shout about this week too.
- I passed my 25% progress marker! My total desired weight loss is 100.4 lbs, so when I passed 25.1 dropped, I passed the quarter mark. So pleased with this - I've dropped 25% of my target weight loss in 17% of the time I've given myself. So I'm ahead of schedule!
- Sixth consecutive week of weight loss. I'm still telling myself that at some point down the road, I'll probably have a gain. The weight still bounces around a bit, and eventually one of those random upstrokes will surely land on a Monday morning. But so far so good, and to think that for the last month and a half I've been lighter every Monday morning than the previous one makes me feel good!
- Keeping to the lifestyle changes. I'm getting better at working out how many calories each meal contains, I'm making better choices and checking the nutritional information more often, and I'm slowly reintroducing some carbs into my diet (especially after my post about the potential drawbacks of a carb-free diet, which you can read here). I'm also more regular with my exercise, trying to alternate my running and my weights, and upping my running distance to 4km. This isn't just about losing weight, but changing my lifestyle so that it stays off, and I think I'm making progress there, as well as on the scales.
There are lots of mini-targets spread out over the next 20lbs, so I'm confident that they will keep me motivated. My next big target is to reach 258lbs, as that equates to 18.5 stone - the weight I have always used on forms, questionnaires etc, to try and make me sound slighter healthier than I am, while still being high enough to hopefully be believable. Once I pass that, I will be losing weight that I have carried around for almost 5 years - can't wait!
Without further ado, here is my total tally, and those carefully cropped body shots...
WEIGHT LOSS TO DATE: