After a really satisfying week, where I feel I've successfully got back on the wagon, how do the scales read?
STARTING WEIGHT: 237.5 lbs
ENDING WEIGHT: 235.2 lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 2.3 lbs
I'm really happy with the result this week. Granted, its still just under my weekly target, but I know I have earned every ounce of weight dropped, without a panicked starvation over the weekend just to bag a loss.
In fact, the achievement is more than this result shows, as by Wednesday my weight had actually gone up 4 whole pounds. That shock led to me doing a serious re-evaluation, and making my 'confessional' posts below, which so many of you have been kind enough to comment on. Since then, I managed to drop that gain and earn a loss too, so very happy, and looking forward to sticking with the new regime into this coming week.
So, what milestones have I passed with this weigh-in? I finally got my loss beyond the 60lb mark, which is great, and have actually now lost 20% of my total body weight since the start of this program. But the biggest achievement, which blows all others out of the water, is:
I AM NO LONGER OBESE!
Haha ok, so my BMI is now 29.79, so rounded up is still 30, but just to see that 29 at the front makes me feel amazing. I think I have been obese without pause since early 2004, so it definitely turns the clocks back on that front! I don't EVER want to pass that 30 mark again. These next few weeks will be crucial, as I'm cramming like mad for my exams next week, and shortly after that I have my holiday abroad, and both those things could tempt me to over-eat. I mustn't let myself lose this achievement. The only way is DOWN!
WEIGHT LOSS TO DATE: