Monday, September 28, 2015

Fifteen Pounds Down, Y'all

It's another Monday and another weigh-in! I may be doing everything else in my life wrong, but I'm still dropping weight. Some of it may be from all the skin peeling off of me from last week's sunburn (sexy, I know).

278.2 lb.
Weekly Loss: 2.0 lb.
Total Loss Since 8/17/2015: 15.0 lb.

That's another five-pound milestone in the BANK. But with each week it gets harder not to hit a plateau. Just gotta keep up the slow-and-steady wins the race good diet choices mentality, while stepping up the increased activity.

Personal goal is to shave another ten pounds of lard off by Halloween minimum, which is roughly within the 2ish pounds a week range. Seems doable. Then I have to keep my hands off the candy.

Thanks for the messages of support, everyone!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Savannah Sunburn

I confess to being a little nervous in stepping on the scale this morning, since I spent the weekend in Savannah attending a wedding and over a three day period really wasn't following the "plan" but was in vacation mode—though I did imbibe less drinks and order lighter than I would have two months ago.

Plus side? We went to the beach on Tybee Island midday yesterday before heading home and I got in the ocean and didn't get out of the water for several hours. I swam out past the edge of the pier and back several times, body-surfed the waves, played with my daughter, and got a delightful sunburn. I'm sore this morning, but in a good way.

So back to that "stepping on the scale" part:

280.2 lb.
Weekly Loss: 2.2 lb.
Total Loss Since 8/17/2015: 13.0 lb.

Boom! While the loss of lard is less dramatic than the previous weigh-in, it's in the recommended 2-3 pounds lost per week range. I have no doubt that all that swimming yesterday played a significant role, and I need to keep up a higher level of activity to counter the fact that my job involves me sitting on my ass all day.

Thanks again for the encouragement and support. I'll post a picture of my sunburned self on social media later today when I've had a chance to clean up a bit. You might be able to see the difference!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Achievement Unlocked: Ten Pounds Down

Dear Diary:

Labor Day and Dragon*Con caused me to miss my weekly official weigh-in and report, but now that Monday con-holidays are over I'm back at it. I've been counting my WW points and taking my vitamins and following my doctorly advice, and it's paying off!

To recap, this is where I started about a month ago:

August 17th:
293.2 lb.

And here's what the scale told me this morning:

282.4 lb.
Weekly (x2) Loss: 7.6 lb.
Total Loss Since 8/17/2015: 10.8 lb.

So my first milestone — 10 pounds of lard shed — has been achieved within the first month! I have a full physical coming in the next few weeks (yay 40, can't wait for that prostate exam) and I'll keep talking to my doctor about how to keep up the progress in a way that's healthy.

The first part of this process has been through diet alone. Phase II begins this week by incorporating increased calorie-burning activity, including long walks and doing some much-needed yardwork as an excuse to get more physical. If I can prove to myself that I possess the discipline to do certain things daily I will eventually be joining a gym, taking advantage of my early-morning schedule to add some weight training. I want to tone and get in better overall shape in addition to just dropping pounds.

Thanks to all who support me as I try to reduce my waistline and accompanying health risks, so I can live to see my unborn son graduate from high school one day. Tune in next week to see how I do, same bat-day, same bat-blog.