Starting Weight: 318.2 lbs.
Weight Last Week: 271.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 270.2 lbs.
Weekly Change: –1 lb.
Total Weight Lost: 48 lbs.
Good afternoon, friends!
Well, I finally did it — I hit my 15% target! I have now lost a total of 48 lbs., which is exactly 0.2 lbs. more than I needed to lose to do so! These past couple of weeks have been challenging, so it’s definitely a nice feeling to finally be over this hurdle.
I’m still stuck in the 270s, however, and it sort of feels like I’m never going to get out of here! I almost made it today, but, alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Hopefully, with any luck, I’ll break 270 next week, and then I can finally put these numbers behind me for good.
I’m also just 2 lbs. away from my big 50 lb. loss, and it seems like I’ve been dancing around that goal for several weeks now. I’m so close, yet still so far away! I had hoped to be down 50 lbs. by the end of January, yet here we are, headed towards the last week of February, and I’m still not there!
It would be amazing if I could drop those stubborn 2 lbs. before February is through, but if not, I’m going to make sure that March is my month! 😀
The second leg of the 1,000 Extra Steps Challenge started this past Monday, February 16, 2015, and I hope you’ve all been giving it your best! I’ll tell you a little about my week here in just a bit, but first I’d like to throw out some cumulative stats I pulled together from the first leg of the challenge!
The first leg of the 1,000 Extra Steps Challenge ran from January 12, 2015 to February 12, 2015. Between Bobby, Alison, Deborah, Brittany, and myself, we walked a total of 834,517 steps, which works out to about 395.13 miles. The Appalachian Trail (which is something my best friend and I are planning to hike one day) is 2,168.1 miles long. If Bobby, Alison, Deborah, Brittany, and I had each walked a portion of the trail, we’d have made it about 1/5 of the way through—give or take about 30 miles.
Jo, Amber, and Aubrie also walked for this challenge, but I’m not sure of their final tally. With that said, though, I know for sure that with the added effort of those ladies, our numbers would’ve far surpassed those 30 miles!
Isn’t that incredible?!
Also, between Bobby, Alison, Deborah, and I, we managed to lose a cumulative 31.4 lbs., too!
Great job, guys! I sincerely appreciate the fact that all of you chose to do this with me! Look at what we accomplished!
For the second leg of the challenge, I adjusted my daily step goal upwards from 5K a day to 7K a day.
Here’s how I’ve done so far:
My knee started bothering me on Tuesday (I have a preexisting issue that’s the result of an accident I had 8 years ago), and I decided that I was going to take it easy so that I wouldn’t seriously injure (re-injure) myself. I fell into bed at 8PM and did not wake again until the early hours of Wednesday morning, so my step goal obviously suffered.
Other than that, though, I’ve been doing well, and I hope you guys are, too!
Yesterday, I traveled a short ways with my mother to another city to go grocery shopping. The local grocery store near my home has been seriously lacking lately, so I figured I’d give another one a try, and I’m so glad that I did!
I found so many Weight Watcher-friendly products: Sargento Reduced-Fat String Cheese, Yoplait Greek 100 Whips, Better Oats Old Fashioned Style Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal with Flax, Gluten-Free Chex Oatmeal, Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches, Flatouts, Thomas’ Bagel Thins (BOGO, no less!), Weight Watchers Coffee Cake and Lemon Snack Cakes, and fruits and veggies galore!
It was great! I was so excited to finally find a store that carried the products I’ve been searching for. I also saw a ton of Weight Watchers frozen foods (like chicken burgers and chicken tenders) that I plan to buy next time, because there definitely will be a next time! This is where I plan to shop from now on!
We’ve got a big snowstorm moving in tonight that’s supposed to bring a lot of snow our way over the next several days, so I have zero plans of leaving my house this weekend.
I hope that those of you experiencing cold and snowy weather are planning to stay indoors, too, and if not, then stay safe and stay warm!
I wish you all an absolutely wonderful week.
Eat well. Be well.