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It's all relative, isn't it?

Monday, July 16, 2018

Just depends on how you look at it, really. The weight, it fluctuates, usually to the upside. But this time around, I have decent hopes I'll end the BLC challenge I'm participating in having lost weight for once. I've done a few rounds of this challenge before, and as far as I can recall, I've actually ended each round heavier than I started. Many of them occurred while I was travelling regularly for work, and that certainly had an effect. But there were at least one where that wasn't a factor, and I still managed to go the wrong way. This time? 10 days until the final weigh in, and I'm a pound short of the 8 lb loss goal I set for the 12 week period. So that's a good thing.

Granted, that will still leave me 16 pounds heavier than when I first started perusing sparkpeople nearly 7 years ago, and 50 pounds worse off than the best result I achieved in the interim, in early 2013. So, it's all relative. I'll take the short term decline, and endeavor to continue along that path.

For what it's worth, I'm not entirely convinced the reading on the scale today was legitimate. It was less than what I saw last Friday, and there was beer and pizza and pop imbibed along the way. There was also pickleball and mini golf and a decent amount of walking, so who knows?

I have an (not so) annual physical tonight, where I have no idea if I'll be scolded and/or threatened with pharmaceutical interventions or not. This relative downturn in weight (which is actually even better than I reported above, as I hit 235 in March, after a work trip to New Jersey) is nice, but I can't recall what I weighed the last time I visited my PCP. I should look that up, in case I need to prepare an excuse! I do recall in that previous visit, my A1C number had edged back from the precipice, so I'm hoping that remains true. I suspect I'll get poked for other blood samples, and get told, as ever, that my triglycerides are out of whack, but I'm already aware of needing to work on that. Not that I ever listen to the mean nutritional person.

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