Monday, July 25, 2011

Week 5 Weight Loss

Starting weight: 505.4 lbs
Week 5 Weight: 482.8 lbs
Week 5 Change: -3.8 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 22.6 lbs

Can't really talk much because I'm about to have a brutal week.  Much too busy, much too stressed. My prayer is that the work and labor and stress of job+preaching+moving will keep my appetite down, keep me under my Points, and burn off a lot of calories.

Or, it could completely freak out my endocrine system, and--combined with little-to-no sleep--leave me with no progress by next weekend.

Let's hope for that first thing.

Thanks for the encouragements; I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.  (Except I just did. But yeah, thank you.)

Next week, Lord-willing, I'll post another loss, and have time to talk about my least favorite thing in the gym.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Week 4 Weight Loss

Starting weight: 505.4 lbs
Week 4 Weight: 486.6 lbs
Week 3 Change: -1.6 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 18.8 lbs

Less than I would have liked.  Reassessing what I did in the last week.  I think part of it is that a lot of my food intake was processed food--so higher in salt than previous weeks.  Also, I used every one of my available points, and some of my activity points, because I worked out with a trainer twice and that ramped up my hunger.

I'm hoping with proper hydration, less processed food, and a little more vigilance I should be able to get back the losses I "gave up" in this last week.  Plus, my mom challenged me to go a week without using any of my "bonus points" (the weekly bank we're allowed to use).  (Two days in, so far so good.)  I've taken her up on it. So I'm hoping for a gangbusters weigh-in on Saturday.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Week 3 Weight Loss

I'll have a video post later today, but let's get the business out of the way now:

Starting weight: 505.4 lbs
Week 3 Weight: 488.2 lbs
Week 3 Change: -4.2 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 17.2 lbs

Boom.  I like this.  Progress is awesome.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Week 2 Weight Loss

CLARIFICATION:  Okay, so here's the deal...

I have a scale at home, which I use to weigh-in in the middle of the week and get an idea of how i'm doing. It's in the bathroom, so I can do the morning, pre-or-post-shower weight.

So for the last two weigh-ins, I've posted my at-home, unofficial numbers.

Problem is, my Weight Watchers weigh-ins are obviously clothed. Plus, the first week, I was wearing jeans. Heavy fabric=artificial weight loss if i wear something else.  During Week 2, I was wearing cargo shorts of a lighter material.  (To avoid this in the future, I'm going to be wearing essentially the same outfit to my WW weigh-ins from now on--tee-shirt and those same [or similar] shorts.)

SO. My home weights are slightly different than my WW meeting weights. This has become confusing to keep up with and report, so I'm going to just give you my WW weights from now on, and we'll just assume the truth is within a pound up or down of that number.

The point is consistency.  That's why I'm picking one weigh-in and sticking with it, on this blog. So I'm hereby going back and revising my previous numbers so that it's all consistent.

We all on the same page now?  Cool.  On to the update:


Starting WW meeting weight: 505.4 lbs
Week 1 Weight: 495.4 lbs
Week 2 Weight: 492.4 lbs
Week 2 Change: -3 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 13 lbs

This week was trickier. I used up all my daily and weekly points, and went a touch over that, even.  Also, my body is struggling to adjust to the change in food type and quality.  I won't discuss further, but will simply say, I'm still adjusting. That said, I was very pleased to show any loss, and frankly worried that the number i put up was wrong.  I wonder if maybe I was leaning forward without realizing it, which would throw off the scale just a bit.

But i'm learning to just trust the process, and trust the numbers. As long as they keep going in the right direction, i'm fine.

Still haven't started up with the gym. That reminds me, I need to email them.  I was supposed to get a training schedule last week, and it never came.

Okay, that's it.  I may check in later in the week. Who knows, I may even knock out a video blog. 

Have a good week, remember to drink plenty of water and consume the right amount of healthy oils (your GI system will thank you!), and Waddle On, You Thunderin' Herd.