Today mark 28 weeks since I started this journey. This morning I weighed in at 264.4 pounds. That has me down 2.2 pounds for the week. My total weight loss is now at 80.6 pounds, or 23.4% of my starting weight.My BMI as of today is 35.86 compared to 46.79 when I started.
The reason I said in my headline that I should have known better has to do with peeking at the scale. I know that the right thing for me to do is only weigh myself once per week, on my weigh-in day. When I do that I get a good weekly measure of my progress, and I don’t spend the week worrying about the scale. Lately I have been having a look after the weekend, just to see how I am doing. This week it turned into a daily, obsessive look. One day I was down, then I was up for several in a row. It lead to me worrying about my weight, instead of focusing on just doing the right things, and being healthy. I wasted cycles in worry, and that’s never productive.
My weight did bounce around some this week, and that should have been expected. I am under stress at work, I had some salty restaurant food, I didn’t stick to a workout schedule, and so on. But, at the end of it all I was down 2.2 pounds. So, who am I to argue with success?
For the coming week I want to stick to a good workout schedule, including trips to the gym. I had gotten away from the gym while I was doing the walking challenge, but now it is time to get back on the bike, treadmill, and the rest. While the weather is still tolerable, I am going to continue trying to walk 3 miles a day as well, in addition to workout time.
In terms of food, I just plan to stay the course. Track my points (which I honestly could be doing better at), stay hydrated, and plan ahead.
I was asked recently by a fellow blogger to talk about my food choices, especially when I was still diagnosed as diabetic. I apologize that I haven’t had a chance to do that yet. I plan to write a post about how I lost the first 50 pounds, which coincides with having my A1C drop below the diabetic level. So, stay tuned!
Finally, I am continuing on my Affirmation Challenge. Today is day 12, and I thought I would share the one from yesterday with you:
Like a mushroom that buys drinks at the bar, I’m a fun guy to be around. People enjoy spending time with me.
I enjoy being around people, and people enjoy being around me.
How are you doing on your journey? What are your ups and downs? And what’s happening with your Affirmation Challenge?