I have been reading a great deal about what is wrong with our culture. This presumes that there is, in fact, something wrong, and I tend to agree that there is something wrong. Our modern culture feels lifeless, without beauty, and lost.
It was an accident to be sure. I have been stuck for the last two or three weeks at 222 - 224 lbs. In the big picture, that is still 17 - 18 lbs for the year, which is really good, but I was getting discouraged because I really haven't changed much in diet and exercise since the year began and I am no longer losing weight. That changed today, and I may have accidentally run into something I had not thought of before.
I have been taking a break from going to the gym, because I felt like I have been losing too much weight too fast. That changed this week and I am back at it.
Last I checked in, I was at 224 lbs, which is a loss of 16 lbs since I started on Jan. 4th. I never really thought about it before, but I am now wondering if I am losing too much weight too fast.
If I have learned one thing since trying to lose weight it is this:
The goal for this week was to increase the amount of time I spent at the gym. It did not go very well, but I am still losing weight, though it is slowing down. I know weight is really a terrible measure, but it has to mean something. I do notice, even though the weight has plateaued this week, that my pants are starting to loosen up and I may need a belt soon.
Quick update: since this was the end of my first week and Sat. was a cheat day.
End of the week update in my quest to drop a few pounds. The goal, I believe is to get from 240 lbs to 200 lbs. Since the holidays I had some easy quick wins, just by stopping with the soda and sugar. I did not expect it to be this much. I weighed in this morning at 231.2. That is almost 9 lbs this week!
Outside of my health, which I am trying desperately to get under control, I have been feeding my mind with books. I realized during the Christmas break, that I have never read A Christmas Carol from Charles Dickens. I have watched the movie a 100 times, but I thought, I have that book sitting on my bookshelf, why not read it? Turns out its not that long and only took me a couple of days - Mostly because I was being lazy.
At the risk of turning this into a food and weight-loss blog, I am beginning to see results. I hope you will indulge me as I try to transform my health.