I don’t have a regular weigh-in schedule yet, so the date spread may be odd, but I’ll try to track it all here.
I’d like to think I’m not uptight enough to worry about tenths of pounds, but my scale gives them, so I’ll record them. Or, human nature being what it is, I’ll probably round down periodically when I need a boost. I opted to just give round numbers, figuring that would help even out fluctuations, and account for the fact that I can lose or gain a few tenths depending upon where I stand on the scale!
Update 2/2/12: I’ve been aiming to lose 80 pounds, but decided on 2/1/12, in conversation with my nutritionist, that I should aim for shedding 90 instead. Really 92, as I started at 232, to get me to 140. That’s a totally reasonable number for someone my height and age. That means that as of today, 2/2/12, I’ve got 23 pounds to go.
Update 1/1/13: OK, stopped making this work my focus, and not surprisingly, bad habits kicked in. I’ve still lost 40 pounds since my original start at 232, but I’ve packed weight back on, so am starting again at 191. Weight goes up, which means it can go down, but life only moves forward, so forward it is!
9/9/10: 229 pounds
9/27/10: 224.5 pounds
10/13/2010: 226.8 pounds – a lapse, but I’ll survive
11/1/2010: 224 pounds – and after Halloween, no less!
7/14/2011: 224 pounds. Again. Let’s hope for the last time …
8/7/2011: 213 pounds. Still. As it has been for days. But that’s OK, because I’m just one pound away from 20, and I know I’ll get there. Plus, I’ve been to the gym five times this month (possibly 4, with 1 at the end of July).
8/28/2011: 205 pounds. How about that?!
9/25/2011: 195 pounds. I’m almost halfway to my goal. I’m also about to phase out of the extremely low-calorie/liquid-only phase of this program. THANK GOODNESS, because I would really like to start practicing eating healthier.
12/3/2011: 176 pounds, which means I’ve lost 56 pounds. I’m still keeping carbs to about 60 g/day, but am eating a much wider variety of food. My weight loss continues to progress steadily, but much more slowly than before. I’m about to start Week 4 of the Couch to 5K training program.
1/10/2012: I’m at 166, just 16 pounds away from my goal. I’ve lost 28% of my starting weight of 232. People are really starting to notice and comment, I think because I bought some new t-shirts that fit instead of hanging off my shoulders. There also seems to be something about crossing that 60-pound threshold that makes people comfortable saying something.
2/9/2012. 160 this morning. It has been a long month since January, with a detox/elimination diet that jacked with my progress and a plateau at 162-163 for almost two weeks. I’ve also decided, with input from my nutritionist, to set a lower goal of 140 instead of 150. That would still have me in the ‘overweight’ category on the BMI chart, so don’t worry that I’m setting a dangerously unrealistic goal.
9/16/2012. Whoops! Haven’t updated the progress page in awhile. I got down to 154, but I’ve had a collapse of sorts, and gone back up to 172. The best I can do is keep trying, starting toady. I’d like to get back to 152, which would be 80 pounds lost. I can’t buy new clothes in bigger sizes again – I just cannot do it. I won’t do it. I know how to lose weight, so time to show it not just say it.
1/1/2013. Well, now we know, I can gain 20 pounds in four months. Apparently all it takes is constant baking and no exercise! You heard it here, so no need for you to try it at home. I’m at 191. I will not be here long.