Sunday, July 13, 2008

Day 69 - A weekend that doesn't suck. At least for dieting

So, random weigh-in today; my “official” weekly weigh-in isn't until Tuesday, but this is a good daily low, so you get this one. =-)

Down to 241.5 pounds; that's a 40.5 pound loss in 69 days. That's a little over 4 pounds a week, which is unbelievable to me, especially given slow things have felt lately. 
  • Only 6.5 pounds remaining to my initial goal of 235. Only 2 pounds to the 230s!
  • My semi-final goal of 205 is only 36.5 pounds away - I'm already more than halfway there (since Day 1: 235 gets me about 61% of the way to 205.)
  • 40.5 pounds happens to be the weight of this printer sitting next to me: an HP 2600n laserjet. I just hefted this to see how much weight that is. I know there's some toner in there, but jeez, that's heavy.
On the one hand, this last point is one of the most disturbing parts of this process for me: It's hard not to equate good steps now with bad before. Have I really changed that much that I'm going to stick with it this time?

On the other hand, the daily weighings are going to be key, I think. Just like with my blood sugar about 2 years ago; it's way too easy to ignore if you don't have the data in front of you every day. Must take the measurements, not get discouraged or mad or frustrated. Get the numbers, analyze them, and then figure out what to do. Stupid numbers. You can beat them.

On the gripping hand, does that mean that you can't get excited about the daily numbers when they happen to fall in your favor? Hell no. Whoop it up. Enjoy your victory. Go blog about it, even. I'm going to go get a delicious cup of coffee, and will read your story when I return.


SusieH said...

Well done, you!

I'd blog about our amazing weight loss victory, but...there isn't one. We did "put down the fork" this weekend.

More veg than I have seenon a plate in weeks, and firsts only for dinner. That is, actually, a small victory. Now to keep on keeping on.

Eric said...

Daily weighings been working for me. I have now weighed myself 202 consecutive days without fail :-)

-- Sue D. Nymme