🙂 🙂 So, after my lunatic response to the very appropriate 1# weight loss last week, I am proud to report that I was able to weather the storm. I did not cave to the internal sense of loss and failure I irrationally felt. I traveled to Madison and spent the weekend dining, drinking, and entertaining. I worked out everyday but one, and I stepped on the scale this morning at 363.4!! That’s a 3# loss form week 5!!
This continues to maintain my pace of 3# a week, double the 1.5# goal I need to maintain to reach my 40 BMI goal next August. I’m down 17.6 pounds and my new BMI is 46.2, down 2.2 from my starting point of 48.4, 26% of the way towards my goal.
Of course, the challenges start right away. Spent the day in a literacy training, with a plate of donuts for breakfast, sandwiches on croissants and potatoes chips for lunch, and brownies for snack. Then we took the consultant out for dinner with a bread and oil appetizer and puttanesca for the main meal. And of course, two glasses of wine, all with no time to work out. So, I am sure I had some backsliding by the end of the day.
Started the day in the gym this morning, 30 minutes at 15+ MPH on the stationary bike, so the extra 570 calories might make today a bit more of a success; though I’ve already had a piece cinnamon apple Kringle. I’ll do better for lunch.
Lastly, my success brings a double edged sword this week. I’ve lost enough weight that my calorie goals have been adjusted down about 100 calories a piece. So in order to maintain my losses, I’ll need to eat even less to stay at the same level of success.
We’ll see you all next week. Hopefully, a little less of me.