Thursday, July 18, 2013
It's been almost a month since my last entry and things are still going along good. I hit a bad plateau for a while and brilliant me I decided to cut my calories a bit to see if that would help. It just made things worse, so I took a new approach. For 4 days I quit counting calories and pretty much ate whatever I was in the mood for. Not surprisingly I did gain about 3 lbs doing that, but then immediately followed that with starting to lose again on my 1800 calories. My theory being that once my body knew it wasn't actually being deprived it started to relax and get back with the program. So now I am zeroing in on the 65 lbs down mark. I am pretty much in the zone that the doctor wants me in, and it just so happens I'll be seeing him again on Monday. It will be interesting to see what he says. I plan on continuing with my current approach and if I go lowing in weight great, if not, I can live with it happily.
To date I have gone from a 4xl shirt down to a 2xl shirt. This has been great as I can now shop pretty much anywhere for clothing. My pant size has dropped from a 54 to a 44 and I think 42 will be in my not so distant future. I can wear jeans again, something I haven't done for quite sometime. Luckily I kept a good load of my skinnier clothes so I've got lots to wear.
I've also been feeling much more energized, and I've taken to having nice long walks on weekends, upwards of 2 to 3.5 hours, which I am sure has also helped with getting the weight moving again. It's really not difficult to do that sort of thing now, a few months back I wouldn't have been able to, or if I did, I wouldn't be able to move for days after. I can get a bit sore, but not enough that I can't keep moving the next day.
So all is going well for me as I continue along this journey. I don't know how much lower my weight will go, but really that isn't my driving force anymore. I am able to do so much more now that what I could before, and I know this will only improve as time passes. I am pleased I got the scale going again as I do want to get into the 250's again, haven't been there in a long time, and I won't say no to lower, but I can be content with where I am. We'll see what the Doctor thinks.