Continuing the Journey... Week 2 weigh in.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I have been on Spark since April 2011. I have had more success using the things I have learned here than I ever thought I would. I am 100 pounds lighter than my heaviest weight and it feels really good. However I am not done yet. The last year I have been pretty stagnant as far as weight loss is concerned. However instead of being down about it I can say I have successfully maintained a 100 pound loss for over a year. I am very proud of that feat. I was never able to keep weight off like I have the last year. When I started this journey I didn't even think I would lose 100 pounds let alone be able to keep it off. So I am very proud I was able to do that.
However I have not reached my goal so with the start of the year I restarted my journey. I made no resolutions but I did make a promise to myself not to quit on this when I started and I am renewing the journey to continue to go down. I have hit 260 lbs twice on this journey but have bounced back above that number I started the year at 279.8 almost 20 pounds from my lowest. While it is discouraging to have to lose the same weight again the damage was done now I am left with what to do about it. I could continue to gain or I can continue to fight I will continue to fight. So I am borrowing my good Spark Friend Ken's style and I am doing weigh ins every Tuesday good or bad. The first was on the first of the year. I will use my highest recorded weight (although I suspect I was larger than this at one time) report the weight change in the week. the total lost from my highest and how many pounds to goal I have. So enough with the talk here are the numbers.
Starting weight 380 lbs
1/1/2013 weight 279.8 lbs
week 2 weight 278.0 lbs
Difference -1.8 lbs
Total weight lost 102.0 lbs
lbs to goal 28.0
So I was able to lose almost 2 pounds this first week. Which isn't great and during the week I weighed in lower but an over indulgent weekend kind of derailed my progress. But if I can maintain this pace I will be at goal weight by my 2nd Spark anniversary! It took me over 17 years to put on this weight if I can take it off in two I think that is quite an accomplishment!