Today's *Official* weigh in results..............167.0
I was hoping to stay under 169!
This is 110 pounds gone!
This is 39% of my start weight gone!
It's been 21 months!
Because my weight loss had slowed (and I still take responsibility for my lack of focus that direction), I didn't expect to get here until April for my birthday.
Too much thinking
After the weekend's milestone (weighing less than hubby), I went back through my tracking to see if I could find any clues about what I should continue doing. As expected there aren't any real a-has from my data. I could go on and on about what I looked at and a few mildly interesting tidbits, but overall there isn't much there beyond shadows of hints.
Stop trying to figure it out and just keep trying to do what I know I should do
My weight will probably go up once I get back to my regular routine. I'm prepared for that, but I hope I can stay within this 110 pounds lost milestone.
Some of the weight loss is likely muscle, but it shouldn't be that much from what I've read. And I'm doing some upper body and core work to maintain as much as I can.
I'm very-very lucky that perfection isn't required for me to lose weight and I hope that doesn't change. (I know not everyone is so lucky).
Bodies are extremely complex (nothing new here). While calories in/out plays a huge role, it's only one of many-many factors that contribute to weight loss.
What I did two weeks ago could be more of a factor in today's result than what I did yesterday.
It's about being consistent over the long haul
Getting rid of the last 10 pounds (estimate) may be a challenge, but it will be harder to maintain my weight loss forever. I will beat the odds. I will keep my weight off forever.
Some of you have sent mail messages about my foot. THANK YOU for checking on me! I got my stitches out this week - yay! I was very focused on keeping my foot up to get rid of the swelling - or the stitches would have had to wait. It (the bone area) hurts right now. I think it sort of growing-pains. Yesterday was tough but I maybe the trip to the doc wore it out. I thought I was going to get to go back to the gym when the stitches were out, but the doc wants me to wait another week. Then I can go IF it doesn't hurt and if the inflammation stays down. I'm very tired from not sleeping well - I think due to a lack of activity to tire me out and hormone nuttiness, not to mention attempting to sleep on my back with my foot in a box. So for now, my foot is up and on ice. And a special shout out to my husband for making it as easy as possible to stay off my feet!