Monday, November 28, 2011

Week 23 Weigh-in: In which I finally reach my first big weight goal after almost 6 months (and other stuff happened)

Starting weight: 505.4 lbs
Week 23 Weight: 455.0 lbs
Week 23 Change: -1.8 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 50.4 lbs


That's right: I lost almost 2 pounds on Thanksgiving Week, and reached my 10% / 50-lb goal.  That's Victory #1.

Victory #2: I finished the 10K at roughly 2 hours and 6 minutes--which for any half-serious competitor isn't great, but for me is about 15 minutes faster than my best time at that distance. That's the difference that the weight loss makes. And by Sunday, almost all the soreness was gone, so my recovery time is improving.

And now, it's back to work, and looking toward my next goal.  Here's what I'd like to do: I'd like to get through Christmas and hit New Years at least 10 pounds lighter than I am now. That's about 2 pounds a week, which is a faster clip than I've been going at lately, but is really what I should be losing on a regular basis anyway.  Besides, this is the hardest time of year for me, food-wise, since I'm a candy/baked-goods addict.

So that's the prize I'm looking at right now: less than 445 by January 2.

Who's with me? Wanna try to lose 10 pounds over the holidays? Let me know in the comments.

Waddle on, friends.


Erin said...

gosh, i'd love to lose 10 pounds over the holidays! it means i have to go back to calorie-counting, though... and return to that dreaded gym. i look forward to the time when i love going to the gym, like my husband does now.

Jaimie said...

I am a baked goods addict too. I have good motivation because I have a dress I need to fit into December 30. Bleh!

A lot of running is in store for me.

Hurray for reaching your goal!!

Sherri said...

Congrats, Dave!!

I actually joined our local Y for what they're calling the Trimless Challenge where they offer a free membership for six weeks. You weigh in at the beginning of that time and weigh out on January 2nd. If you maintain or lose you're entered into a drawing for a year's free membership there.

My momentary goal is to maintain for the holidays and as soon as January comes back to start a slow weight loss again. But you may inspire me to try to lose a little now.

Sarah Ann said...

Yay! Congrats! I'm really proud of you - you can do it.

LeLe said...

Congrats! I really need to lose another 10 lbs. But that would mean having to get up at 5 AM and the way the toddzilla has been sleeping lately, that's sooooo hard. But I can do it. I think. Maybe.

Rachael said...

Yay 50 lbs! That's awesome! The holidays are tough for me food wise too. I have to be very careful. Good luck!