A year ago on 19th November 2011 with a different spark name I started an experiment of daily weighing. I start up a spreadsheet and nearly every day for the last 366 I have weighed myself and logged it.
My year probably reflects what happens with many people. I started off at 148.5lb and the start was good, I was losing weight and running further and further – then in December I injured myself. To be honest I can’t remember when I injured myself – my lowest weight was 143.6lb on 28th November.
So there I was injured – my Achilles tendon, strained but painful, and I couldn’t run, and diet has never been my strength, so I fell off the wagon for the nth time. Falling off the wagon meant I stopped sparking, and on 2nd January 2012 I weighed 149.2lb, but I was ‘fine’ with that, I was still under 11st (154lb) which was where I had been at the start of 2011, and I was injured, and Christmas had just happened (hear the justification going on). My weight continued to bob around going slightly week on week, until on 7th March 2012 I rejoined spark as I was far too embarrassed to relog on my previous account, my weight 152.2lb.
Even then I wasn’t really committed emotionally, I was tracking my food, but exercise was sporadic, and tracking isn’t the same as reducing the amount you eat
. My weight peaked at 154.8lb on 30th May.
June and July were two of the most traumatic months I have had, and I wasn’t eating very much in June, which is probably the only reason why my weight didn’t go higher, and I was signed off with depression in July which is when I started hitting the gym again properly.
Life hasn’t been any easier, but thanks to engaging with Spark and Sparkfriends, thanks to joining BLC20 as a Rockin’ Rose Rangers I have my journey back on track, and my weight of 144.4lb means that in 1 year I have lost 4.1lb, but that is 10.4lb down from May, and I feel really confident that by the end of this year I will be in the 130’s.
A graph of the last year showing my journey, and demonstrating just how much weight oscillated day to day.
Finally some measurements:
Belly Button 39.5”
Belly Button 37”
Which says my core has shrunk, although my extremities are bigger (more muscular hopefully).
Have a great day.