Starting Weight: 318.2 lbs.
Weight Last Week: 260.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 260.6 lbs.
Weekly Change: –0.2 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 57.6 lbs.
As you can see, this week’s loss was a very tiny 0.2 lbs., and since it was such a minuscule loss, I’m just a bit disappointed, but, alas, it’s OK! Going into this, I knew that the scale wouldn’t necessarily move in a consistent way. This is all just part of the process. I’m going to continue on, continue to make better, healthier choices, and I know that the scale will eventually catch up!
In the beginning of my journey, the scale actually did move in a pretty regular and consistent way. For awhile, I was dropping 2+ lbs. every week. Since the new year rolled around, however, the weight loss has been all over the place. I’ve had several little losses that were under half a pound, and I’ve had a couple of 1 lb. losses, a couple of 2 lb. losses, and even a couple of 3 lb. losses, too, so go figure. My body doesn’t seem quite as eager to drop the pounds lately, though, but I’m really hoping that that turns around soon.
At the end of the day, though, it’s OK. It really, really is. I know that I’m making better choices and that I’m doing the “right” thing. The scale will eventually move the way that I want it to!
A few days ago, I posted a blog that had a video attached, and the response was so wonderful. All of you were so kind and so supportive (which is nothing new!), and it made everything so much easier on me. I’m glad that I’ve finally crawled out from beneath the rock of anonymity that I was hiding under! It feels good to be totally open and real with you guys—truly.
In keeping with that theme of being more open and real, I also created an Instagram account. If you have one, too, let’s connect! I’ve posted a couple of pictures of myself so far (some of which are as close to a “before” picture as you’re going to get), and I’ve also been taking some photos of my meals, too.
I’m going to try to be better about snapping photos of myself and documenting the journey with more than just my words, so if you’re interested, follow along!
As I’m sure you all know, this Sunday is Easter. My family has decided to break tradition this year: for the first time ever, we are not going to do a big, traditional Easter dinner. Instead, we’re going to have a barbecue! It’s going to be 75 degrees on Sunday, so it should be perfect barbecue weather. I’m going to have grilled salmon (though I’m the only one that chose such a “light” option), and my dad has also agreed to make these grilled green beans, too.
I’m looking forward to hanging out with my family, and I’m really looking forward to not having to worry about my food choices!
I’m expecting it to be a really easy day with no “temptations.”
One can hope, right? 🙂
My goals for this week are just going to echo what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks: I’m going to focus on increasing my water and making sure that I’m getting in my fruits and veggies, and I’m also going to take the time to measure out everything so that there’s no question about my portions. In addition, I am going to try to get in 10,000 steps on at least two days this week. The weather is going to be very nice, so my puppy and I are due for a couple of long walks, I think.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and a very happy Easter (if you celebrate, that is).
Eat well. Be well.