Monday, May 5, 2014

Uncharted Territory!

Ahoy! It was a very busy week, as late April through early June is "the Gauntlet" in my family—filled with birthdays and special occasions. But even with family meals and cake, I managed to stay strong and moderate my intake without starving myself. So this morning ...

262.6 lb.
Weekly Loss: 3.4 lb.
Total Loss Since 1/25/2014: 16.4 lb.

265 pounds was my first big milestone — representing the lowest weight I had achieved since before 2001. And now I've sailed past it by a few pounds. It's exciting! Now that I've hit the first big goal primarily by diet I'm going to ramp up physical activity and soon start some weight training to tone up. Already I'm getting remarks about how now that my waist is slimming up a bit it emphasizes my broad shoulders and makes me look taller.

 (Taken yesterday at my nephew's birthday lunch.)

Not only am I starting to feel better about the guy in the mirror, but I know that both my sleep apnea and lower back issues will be helped by getting to a healthier weight. I'm hopefully dodging adult onset diabetes that my Dad once dealt with, high blood pressure, etc. I'm going to keep at this for the long haul.

Thanks to my family and friends for their support and encouragement. See you at next week's weigh-in!