Sunday, December 14, 2014
Got out my big wall calendar this morning. ( it's never on the wall) and filled in all of my weigh ins and hip and waist measurements since July when I came back to Sparkpeople. I find seeing everything on my calendar more enlightening than on graphs on this site.
I did well from 7/12 until 9/20. Lost 10 1/2 lbs, 1 3/4" off my waist and 1 1/2" off my hips. Then I went off "program".
Fast forward to 11/9: Gained back 4 lbs, and 1/2" on both my hips and waist. Sigh! But at least I got back into the game.
Since 11/9 I've lost those regained pounds and inches + an additional 5 1/2 pounds, 1 3/8" off my waist and 1 1/4" for a total loss since 7/12 of 16 pounds, 2 7/8" off my waist and 2 1/4" off my hips. No wonder my old clothes are too big on me now!
My goal is to be below 140, something I have not seen since the Summer of 1999 (6 months after ending chemo) on the anniversary of my coming back to Sparkpeople.
I have 31 weeks to loose 21 1/2 pounds. The closer to goal the slower the loss. = No getting off track for Christmas, New Years or my birthday on January 4th.
I've made a chart on my 2014 calendar to keep track of the weeks remaining and how many pounds still to loose. This helps me keep my "eye on the prize" as it is a visual in addition to the goal blue line here on Sparkpeople. Writing it down is also a mental reinforcement for me.
I am going to do this! No more (major) detours!