Week 15 weigh in

Success!

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.

4 comments

  1. That’s awesome, congrats! I am on my second week of Weight Watchers and hoping to see any kind of loss on the scale tomorrow morning! I will definitely be following your journey, as your blog is very motivational!

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  2. Congratulations Bobby! When you are tempted at the wedding, just remember how good it felt to see that number on the scale this morning. You will be surprised at how much easier it makes it to turn down tempting foods. I can’t wait to hear what your doctor says about your progress. I know she will be impressed. As far as the exercise, when you’re thinking of reasons to not do it, remember how good you feel afterwards. Have a great week!

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