Friday, October 24, 2008
I made a mistake last night. After eating all my calories for the day, I had a beer. Which lowered my inhibitions. Which made me have another beer. Which lowered my inhibitions, which... you get the idea. I ended up drinking eight or nine beers and violating pretty much every weight-loss rule I'm trying to follow by ingesting TONS of carbs and TONS of calories, all right before bed. Great.
I woke up to weigh myself this morning and told myself before stepping onto the scale that I knew I'd have gained a few pounds, but as long as I wasn't up to 170 again, no biggie.
I got on the scale.
And weighed 165.0.
A full 1.2 pounds LESS than yesterday, and more than I'd lost the whole week to date (I had been at 0.8 pounds of loss since Monday, and this rocketed me up to 2 pounds). Man, it's like I can do no wrong or something. Even my mistakes end up lightening me. It's a good feeling... now I just have to make sure not to get TOO cocky and go eat a whole cake or something.
Edit: Also, I think it's kinda funny that I keep accidentally saying/writing my weight as "176" or "175" or whatever (I made that mistake when I was writing this blog post, for instance). The weight has come off so quickly that my mind is still kinda lagging behind, having made the transition from 180-whatever to 170-whatever, but not having quite caught up to the 160s yet.
Edit2: I'm incredibly excited about the next few weeks, because pretty much every pound I lose comes with an exciting landmark.
164 will put me in the "normal" BMI range according to one method.
163 will bring me from "overweight" to just "marginally overweight" on a different, slightly stricter BMI calculator.
161 will mark twenty pounds lost.
159 will be my first sight of the 150s since... wow, I honestly don't remember. I think I was probably a freshman in high school last time I saw that number, so about seven years ago.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Okay, so it's been less than a week since I posted my revised goal for October. I've reached it already, weighing in at 166.2 this morning. The pounds are just dropping off recently, and it makes me happy. I'm awfully close to a normal BMI (2.2 pounds to go!) and edging up on twenty pounds lost, too (I'm at around fifteen now).
Man, who knew that losing weight could be so easy?
Friday, October 17, 2008
It's October 18th and I've already reached my goal for the month! I'm waiting for Monday's weekly weigh-in to make it official, but it's now been three days in a row that I've weighed in somewhere in the 160-range (169.8 on Thursday, 169.0 on Friday, and 168.8 this morning). This means that not only have I reached my goal for the month, but I'm also less than six pounds away from a... wait for it... NORMAL BMI!
I'm really starting to notice the weight-loss in other contexts than just the scale, too. I got a compliment from my flatmate the other day, I bought size ten jeans instead of size twelve when I went shopping (eights fit my legs just fine but gave me a pretty unpleasant muffintop), and I actually feel better about myself when I look in the mirror. Having never had the willpower to lose so much as two pounds before in my life, the CONSTANT progress I've been making, reflected both in the scale and in my sense of well-being, really amazes me. I honestly don't think I'll have any problem sticking this out to the end.
Edit: Oh, I forgot to say that I want to set a new goal for Halloween, seeing as there's still nearly half of the month left. I'd like to be down to 166.5 by Halloween, which would leave me just 2.5 pounds until a healthy BMI!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well, today marks the four-week point since I started trying to lose weight (three weeks since I started in earnest, since that first week was basically just one long series of cheat meals and sitting on my butt in front of the computer). I'm down almost ten pounds, from 181.9 to 172.2 this morning.
I've learned a ton about nutrition and fitness. I've only had one cheat day food-wise in three weeks, and I've been going to the gym five or six times a week, doing both weights and cardio (though more of the latter).
Best of all, it looks like my goal for October (to hit the 160s) is going to be EXTREMELY doable, since I'm only 2.2 pounds away and it's only the thirteenth. Yay!
Edit: Oh, and I'm less than 10 pounds away from a healthy BMI now! I'm now at 26.2, and I started out at around 28.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Well, I haven't blogged in ages, but I've been keeping up with my nutrition tracker and all. I'm weighing in around 174 these days, although that's a post-pig-out figure (I went sorta crazy last night and engulfed far more food than I should have).
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