One of the things I am looking forward to this summer is a trip to Cedar Point. For those of you who don’t know, Cedar Point is one of the premier amusement parks in the Eastern half of the US – some would say the world. It features many roller coasters and other fun attractions. I last went there a few years ago, and it was an unpleasant experience because I couldn’t fit in any of the seats of the roller coaster. This year will be different.
Over the past 5 weeks I have been on a roller coaster of my own when it comes to my Journey toward better health. Today I weighed-in at 226.4 pounds. That is a 3.6 pound loss from last week. My total weight loss is now at 118.6, or 34.4% of my original body weight. Here are my results over the past 5 weeks:
The net of those weigh-ins is a 6.0 pound loss. That works out to a 1.2 pound loss per week. I will gladly take that long term average, I would just prefer not to be on the roller coaster both on the scale and emotionally. I know I shouldn’t let it, but when I have a weekly weigh-in that is up from the previous week, it bothers me. In some ways my reaction is good, because it makes me redouble my efforts. But I spend far too much time beating myself up about the result. I know, intellectually, that I am on a long journey and that one weekly weigh-in isn’t that important. And, I know that I am doing all the right things for my health: I watch what I eat, I exercise, I drink plenty of water, and so on.
This morning I am feeling very good about things. I know that I have to work on my own reactions to my results. So, that is my goal for the week, to be less obsessive about single-week results.
On another front, here is how I am doing on my 28 day boost through yesterday:
I have been to the gym for a 45 minute work out today. I didn’t show it on this chart because I do intend to go back for another. That is what I did yesterday, I bookended my work day with two 45 minute work outs. I liked how I felt all day at work, and how I felt in the evening. I am not really a fan of after-work trips to the gym (more on that in another post), but I am a fan of the results.
As for my other goals, I have written and published a blog post every day, and I have logged everything I have eaten and drank since Monday. Two more checks there!
How are you doing this week?