After struggling to lose pounds over the last three weeks, have I finished this month with a bang, or a whimper?
STARTING WEIGHT: 243.6 lbs
ENDING WEIGHT: 237.9 lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 5.7 lbs
This is a much bigger drop than I expected this week. Indeed, its my biggest drop since the first two weeks of this weight loss program. As I mentioned in my previous post, I haven't been running at all this week, so what on earth happened?
I think the fact that this is my biggest drop since the beginning is a clue - back then, the weight was just falling off me, because I switched into a low-carb diet. I think something similar has happened here - on my visits home each of the last three weeks, I have been stocking up on carbs, far more than I usually eat, so I will have been gaining some weight as water (and maybe that caused the lower weight-losses over the last three weeks). Having switched back into a low-carb diet this week, I expect some of the weight lost over the last 7 days will have just been water. None the less, still very excited to see such a big drop, for several reasons!
- Into the 230's! Took me a little longer to lose the last 10lbs than it did previously, but I finally dropped out of the 240's, into territory I haven't seen since...gosh, I can't even remember!
- Into the 16 stone bracket! Granted, its still the very high 16-stones (16.99, in fact!), but just to see that 16 in front of it is incredible. 16 stone was my 'base weight' when I was in my last years at school, so to be closing in on that weight makes me feel so young!
- Over the plateau! Even though I was still losing weight over the last three weeks, I wasn't hitting my target weekly loss. Today's weigh-in smashes my target weight-loss, and makes up for the smaller weighs earlier in the month, so there's a real sense of being back on track, which is nice!
- Only one pound away from Overweight! If I do things right, I should only have an Obese BMI for another couple of days. I have been obese for so many years, its actually making me a little emotional to type this. Soon I will be overweight. I can't wait to be overweight! Haha, never thought I'd hear myself say THAT!
Anyhow, that's enough from me. Tomorrow marks the end of the fourth month of this program, so I'm taking it a day early and posting up the comparison pictures now. Getting there, slowly but surely!
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