Since February 13, I have been in a pattern of alternating between gains and losses. For the last 13 weeks the pattern has held. Today, the pattern is broken. This morning I weighed-in at 221.8 pounds. That is a 0.8 pound loss from last week, and brings my total weight loss to 123.2 pounds or 35.7% of my original body weight.
I am very happy with this progress. I have been preaching the mantra that Slow Progress IS PROGRESS to anyone who will listen, and doing my best to live by it. For the past 13 weeks I am down 9 pounds, which works out to an average of 0.7 pounds per week. That is a pace of 36 pounds for a year, which anyone would claim as success!
100 Mile May Movement Challenge Update
For the month of May I am also working on a challenge to walk 100 miles. Some who are following this challenge are running, some are including biking and elliptical work. One person is even swimming. And, some people have set their goal to be lower than 100 miles, but still a stretch for them. Including the 5 miles I did this morning, here is my progress on the challenge to date:
Today is approximately the half way point of the month, and to date I am at 61.8 miles.
For the week ahead there will be a few things to note.
First, my weigh-in for next week will be a day early. My wife and I are taking a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for the Memorial Day weekend. We plan to do some hiking there.
Second, I may have some really exciting changes to my routine. Some friends here locally have been suggesting that I try Zumba. A group is getting together next Wednesday night, and I am being encouraged to come along. Personally, I think I am far too uncoordinated to pull this off, but I will give it a try. And that will be the night before my weigh-in, so I may have some interesting news.
How are you doing with your challenges and goals? What steps do you need to take to shake things up if you are stalled?