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.
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!
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.
Decided for various reasons not to try a 5K yesterday. My goal has been to complete a 5K every week. I began last week and I thought I did OK. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 47 min. I don't remember completely. That all changed.
I was reading another of a long list of motivational writings and it said the same things - If you want to be happy and successful do these things.
It was a bit unusual for me this week. It was 10 pm and I had not been to the gym, so I decided to go. I have not been that late and there really wasn't anyone there. I have had the goal of running a 5k in 45 min on the treadmill and so far have not reached it. I decided to give it a go on Wed.