Week 62 Weigh-in … and a pleasant surprise

Good morning. It is Friday, and that is weigh-in day for me. Later in this post I will give an update on the 100 Mile May Movement Challenge. But first the pleasant surprise.

All week long I have peeked at the scale (I know, I always tell people not to do that, but I have a hard time taking my own advice sometimes). Anyway, as I have been peeking, I have been up from last week. I was frustrated, because I have been diligent, and I have been working hard on the walking. Well, today I stepped on the scale officially, and it read 222.6 pounds. That is a 1.4 pound LOSS from last week. I was very pleasantly surprised. I am now down a total of 122.4 pounds, or 35.5% of my original weight. You can view my updated progress chart here.

I also have had a good couple of days on the 100 Mile May Movement Challenge. After two mornings of sleeping in, I was up and at the gym for a 5 mile walk today. Yesterday I did double duty on walking. After work, I walked my neighborhood and snapped this picture when I finished.

walking selfie 1After dinner, I joined my wife on a walk to help her get some miles in, and we stopped to snap this one:

walking selfieWith this morning’s walk, here is my chart to date.

may movementThis weekend I am doing something for the first time. I am going to walk in a community 5k in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am going to be with a group of people from facebook who are part of the group called MY 383 Pound Weight Loss Story. It is a group started by Brian Flemming to offer support to people looking to lose weight. His story is quite inspirational, and if you google his name, I am sure you will find articles from news sources around the world. He lives just a few miles from me, and I am meeting him and a group of other runners and walkers for the event. I will post pictures when I get back.

How are you progressing on your goals? Leave me a message below. If you need a bit of encouragement, hit me up and I will  send some your way!


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