Have I maintained my newly invigorated weight loss approach?
STARTING WEIGHT: 220.5 lbs
ENDING WEIGHT: 219.4 lbs
WEIGHT LOSS: 1.1 lbs
Again, very pleased with the loss this week, and awesome to be out of the 220's. (Again - let's hope I stay out this time!) I was actually just past my target of 1.3lbs a week when I weighed in Sunday morning, but I went out for dinner and drinks with a friend on Sunday, and although I knew it would impact my weight and tried my best, I still lost a bit of my progress by this morning.
Another blogger, Fatboy Kris, commented on this phenomenon in his post here. The closer you get to your goal weight, the bigger a negative impact occurs when you relax your dieting rules even slightly. In the past, going out for a proper restaurant meal and some drinks would have meant I stayed the same weight, but these days it causes the weight to go right back on again. It does make me slightly nervous about trying to maintain my weight once I reach goal...but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!
And besides, the above is very nearly my target loss, and with the big loss last week, I'm still ahead of schedule, and well on track with my new goal. I could have gone for a run yesterday evening, but didn't want to be too tired as I stayed up to watch the Oscars (which started about 1.30am over here in the UK, a bit of a pain but I do try to watch it every year!).
I'm a lot more comfortable with my exercise now too - far less deliberating over whether or not I want to, and I no longer feel like I've been hit by a truck the day after. With exams looming soon I'm not going to go overboard just yet, but I'm thinking that, in the weeks after my exam, I might try a little exercise challenge I achieved once, a long time ago. I won't say more now in case events conspire to prevent it, but if I do, I shall let you all know in due course!
2012 Weight Loss:
5.5 lbs (77.7 total loss)