A perfect game in bowling?
A movie about an epic battle in 400 B.C.?
An all-star batting average in Major League Baseball?
A full size car manufactured by Chrysler?
Nope! It is none of those.
300.0 is my weigh-in number for today! At the end of week 14 on my journey to better health, I tipped the scale at 300.0. That represents a nice, round 45 pounds lost, or 13% of my original weight. For the week I was down 2.6 pounds.
This past week included a camping trip, hiking around lighthouses, and one trip to the gym. I stayed on my Weight Watchers Points+ every day, drank my water, and incorporated extra walking into just about every activity.
I am really starting to feel great. When we were out on our first camping trip of the season, I remarked to my wife that it felt great to be able to hike around with her without need of extra breaks, and without getting totally winded. I credit that to not only my weight loss, but also the extra walking (with stairs) at work, and all those hours on the treadmill at the gym.
I am two weeks away from my next visit to the doctor. My goal for the last month or so has been to be down a total of 50 pounds when I see her. I started this journey the day after my last doctor visit. I think that 5 pounds in two weeks is attainable, as my running average is still 2.6 pounds per week.
So, all of that is the good news, and I am definitely happy with the results. But, the reality is that I still do weigh 300 pounds, so it isn’t really time to strike up the band and assemble the parade. I still have a really long way to go. I am encouraged by the results, and I am feeling very good about the choices I am making and the feeling I get when I eat well and exercise.
For the week ahead I want to make 3 visits to the gym, and get more stairs climbed at work. Although I had success in recent weeks, those two things have been somewhat lacking. I don’t want to slip back to old habits.