This morning I stepped on the scale and weighed in at 296.4 pounds. That is a 3.6 pound loss for the week. My total for the 15 weeks is 48.6 pounds lost, or 14.1% of my original weight.
I feel great today to say the least. One week from today is my next doctor visit. It was after the last visit that I decided I needed to do something about my weight and my overall health. It was the next morning that I started this blog, and this journey toward better health. I am looking forward very much to seeing her, and reporting in on my progress.
This weekend my entire family will be attending a family wedding for my nephew. In past weeks when there was an event like this on the calendar, I would worry about what effect it might have on my journey. In those early days of changing my mindset about food, I worried that I would stray from the course too easily. While it is still possible, and even likely, that I will exceed my Weight Watchers Points Plus allocation for the day tomorrow, I am not worried. I know that I have built some good habits, and I know that I will find ways to compensate in the coming days.
This past week I only got to the gym twice, and one of those was just before my weigh-in this morning. That is an area where I need to improve. In the past few weeks I have been going to the gym fewer times. Although I continue to lose weight, I am not making the progress I want in my overall fitness. There have been too many reasons (excuses) that have come up to miss. I worked late one night, was too tired another, and was worried about a blister on a 3rd. Those are the kinds of reasons that helped get me where I was back on February 28th. Time to kick myself back in the pants (which would be amusing for anyone else to watch), and get back to working out at least 3 times a week.
I also have not been as diligent about using the stairs at work. I haven’t worked in those extra flights like I was in the winter time. In part this is because I have been taking my walks outside (which is a longer lap than inside), and so the stairs don’t come in to play. But, I can still work in some stair climbing more than I have in recent weeks.
All in all I am happy with my progress to date, but I know I still have a long way to go.