Week 51 weigh-in and reaching 500km

Today is weigh-in day. The scale shows me at 231.6 pounds. That is a 0.8 pound GAIN since last week. My total weight loss is now 113.4 pounds or 32.9% of my weight.

This morning I crossed the 500km goal for my Daytona 500km challenge. Here is my updated chart

daytonaThere are still 2 days to go on the challenge, and I do intend to get walks in on both days. That should put me at just under 515km for the challenge. I will write more about the challenge on Sunday.

I am disappointed this morning. I know that 0.8 pounds is not much to gain, but I was hoping that it would be in the other direction. With my lenten elimination of snacking, and my renewed emphasis on tracking my food, I am confident that things will continue to go well. But, that doesn’t change the disappointment I feel today.

The good news is that I won’t be EATING my disappointment. 🙂


  1. Have you looked into the science of weight loss? I am not current on the data, but it isn’t necessary to lose weight every week when adopting a healthy lifestyle. Also have you considered that you could also be building muscle? Just some thoughts I had.


    1. I think both those things are true. And, I had some salty food yesterday, water retention is in play. I am not overly worried about it. I just had a mini goal of being 228 on 2/28, which looks unlikely


  2. Congratulations on the challenge, Bobby! I’m happy for you and proud of you!

    I absolutely understand your disappointment about the weight gain, too. I had a 0.6 lb. gain last week (and there was seemingly no cause for it), and I was so disappointed, too. The little gains are almost worse than the big gains, I think, because if you hop on the scale and gain 6 lbs. or something, you know that you made some not so great choices somewhere along the line that are the cause of that. You don’t just gain 6 lbs. over nothing. A gain that’s under a pound, though, can be hard to pinpoint, and when you can’t pinpoint the “error,” it’s hard to focus!

    You’ll get ’em next week, though! I believe in you! Just keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂

    For lent, I’ve long since stopped giving things up. Instead, I do 40 days filled with random acts of kindness, and I try to maintain a more prayerful state. Perhaps I should’ve gone your route, though. Maybe this year it would’ve been better to go back to my roots and give up snacking or sweets or something!


    1. Thank you, Rachael. Your comment helps much. I think you’re right, gains under a pound are the worst. I am doubling down (again) on tracking. That usually corrects the problem. Most likely my gain can be traced to some level of complacency.

      As to the lenten pledge to give up snacks, I am going to refine it a bit. I originally intended to cut all eating between meals, but I think that’s having a negative effect. Instead I am going to specifically eliminate a couple of things I really love – nuts and popcorn. I will write on that this weekend.


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