Archives for March 2013

Weekly Weigh-in (2013-03-17)

Weigh-in – 290.6 PoundsI managed to log my 11th consecutive week of losing weight this weigh-in despite being on vacation for a week in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii. Now I’m not that proud of a .1 pound loss, especially considering it was really a .2 pound loss over two weeks, which is just not a number I can average if I expect to lose the pounds I need to lose. Still, a loss is a loss and I’ll take it! (side note – full disclosure, when I first weighed myself I was about a half pound heavier, which would have meant a gain for each of the last two weeks. Unacceptable! So I did “game” the system a bit in that I didn’t eat for a couple of hours before I weighed myself again.)

According to my weight tracker where I log my weigh-ins this means that I’ve lost less than a pound in 4 of the last 5 weeks. Again, no way to lose a hundred pounds or so, I’ve really got to pick it up. The good news is that I am on the cusp of a nice milestone for me in getting into the 280s for the first time in a few years. And I would like to bust through it and not just inch my way in so instead of the goal for the week being 289.9 pounds (a loss of .7 pounds) I am going to shoot for 288.9 pounds. This would mean the 3rd biggest weekly loss since I started, so it’s certainly doable.

islandsHawaii was great. How did I manage to not gain a bunch of weight? A little exercise like walking (walking on the sandy beaches is tough slogging!), snorkeling and climbing up Diamond Head. Didn’t eat too much, protein for breakfast and usually a meal that was a salad or fresh fish. I did partake in a bunch of shared desserts though.

How am I going to book a loss for next week’s weigh-in? I’ve got to continue with the good habits I have been doing like drinking a lot of water, bringing vegetables to work for snacks and taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work. But I’m going to have to back that up by eating better at night and adding some real exercise like the elliptical.

Looking forward to seeing the 280s!

Weekly Weigh-in (2013-03-03)

Weigh-in – 290.8 PoundsA very nice week for me as I lost a total of 1.6 pounds this weigh-in for a total loss of 16.6 pounds since I started this blog, and my new healthier lifestyle, at the beginning of this year. This was the 9th straight week that I have posted a loss! As I have written over and over again, this is the easy stage and I have to remember that. I need to continue to do better with my eating (I still have little cheats way more than I would like) and I’ve got to get going with the exercise. But even so, this is a good accomplishment for me to get this far after not being able to focus on a plan for a long time, and it feels great to have had this success so far.

My next weigh-in will be in two weeks because I will be on vacation during the next weigh-in, and I’ll split my weight loss (assuming it is a loss!) over those two weeks to continue to be able to report weekly numbers.

There are two primary things that will impact my ability to keep my weigh-in weight loss streak going:

  1. I hurt one of my feet pretty good and I’m walking with a limp.
  2. I’ll be on vacation for a week.

I don’t think my foot is broken but it’s bruised up and it definetly is effecting my gait. As much as I would like to start walking outside I don’t think I’m ready for it yet. I’ll need to give the elliptical a try this week to see if I can start racking up some mileage that way. How did I hurt my foot? I stepped on one of our stupid cats at the top of the stairs, shifted awkwardly to get off her and landed funny on my left foot (the one that is hurt), then tumbled down the rest of the stairs. I must have been able to shift my weight off the cat pretty quickly because she is no worse for the wear. Me? I’ve been limping for almost a week.

Vacation will be tough because vacations are always tough for everyone, I think. So easy to over-indulge. What I’ll try to focus on is the quality of the food rather than the quantity. Maybe I’ll even post a picture or two. But probably not of me with my shirt off at the beach.

Here’s to a good week, everyone!