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.