So, now we're right back on track with the posts...but can I say the same for my weight loss?
STARTING WEIGHT: 228.4 lbs
ENDING WEIGHT: 227.1 lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 1.3 lbs
Just to look at the positives first - this is my second consecutive loss, after a month of gradual gain, so its good to see the scales moving consistently in the right direction. It is also a larger loss than last week, so I'm taking that as a good sign too - my body is remembering what 'weight-loss mode' is like, and is lurching its way back into gear! And lastly, I have dropped back past the '70-lb lost' marker, which is good to see again, after gaining my way back into the 60's last month!
But just some minor negatives too. Firstly, although I've recorded a loss, it was actually a larger loss by Friday, and then a net gain over the weekend. For the last two weeks I have lost focus over the weekend, and undone some of the progress I have made over the working week. As long as I keep seeing losses I am satisfied, but that little voice at the back of my mind won't let me forget just how much more impressive the loss could have been this week!
Another...well, not negative per se, but a good reality check, is the fact that I am still heavier than I was 5 weeks ago. Although I have lost for two straight weeks now, I have yet to make up the gains I made in my summer holiday month. That is my primary target over the next couple of weeks - to get back down to 222.3 lbs, so that I'm not just losing regained summer weight, but ancient weight!
As last Thursday was the 7-month anniversary of this weight loss attempt, I will post the photos from today alongside the Day 1 photos below. It almost seems a shame, since the picture below has me heavier than the one I did for last month! Still, this summer gain happened, I can't and won't deny it, all I can do is accept it, learn from it, and move on. Here's to next month's comparison!
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