Sorry, I had to do it. It’s been on my mind for a couple of weeks. With this morning’s week 16 weigh in, I officially cracked the FIFTY POUND MARK! My weight today is 294.2, down 2.2 pounds from last week. Since the start I am down 50.8 pounds, or 14.7%.
Today I went to my doctor for the first time since I started. The nurse had to look twice at the chart and scale when she weighed me. And my doctor was all smiles when she came into the room. So, here are the particulars:
Weight – was 345, now 294.2
Blood Pressure – was 120/80, now 102/70
My BMI was 46.8 (morbidly obese), is now 39.9 (only obese)
AIC – was 7.1, now 5.7!!!!
According to my doctor, I am NO LONGER DIABETIC! She is going to monitor my A1C for a while, I get it re-checked in 3 months, then see her again on December 19. She asked me about my knee pain, and I told her that it only rarely ever hurts. Then I realized, I answered in the singular. Where both knees once hurt, it is now only my left, and only when it has been in one, cramped position for too long. Knee pain from activity is a thing of the past for me.
With the cracking of the 50 pound barrier, I thought I would show a couple of “during” pictures. This past weekend my nephew got married. The before pictures are from a wedding I attended last fall, and the “during” pics are from this past weekend. I am wearing the same suit in each, which had to be tailored for the event.
This past week I lost weight despite two obstacles. First, we had the wedding last week, which provided a lot of temptation in terms of eating, drinking and being merry. I decided early in the day that I was going to stay on points for the day, and managed to succeed. I did it by using some wise portion control, and limiting my beer intake to just two bottles. The next morning, when I told my family that I’d stayed on points and only had two beers, my son’s reaction was “You dance like that sober?”
The second obstacle was that the fitness floor at my gym has been closed all week. This is the area with the weights, treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and so on. They needed to re-carpet the area, and closed it for 5 days. It will re-open this weekend. I could have gone to another franchise in the chain, but the next nearest one is about 10 miles away, and to get there I’d have to navigate through a particularly nasty bit of traffic caused by a long-term road construction project.
I was able to still lose this week by walking at work, and staying true to my daily point totals.
I feel really great today. I am motivated to do more. Next week I can get back to my gym schedule, I will stay on my points, and am looking forward to the rest of this summer being one filled with a lot of activity, and one in which I feel great!