The 6 pounds I lost was not that surprising. As I said last week, because of the rapid weight gain I did, this week would be like starting over for my body. It was all too happy to shed the excess I put on.
On Monday I went for a run. In just the physical sense I probably should have skipped it. Running heavier exacts an extra toll on the body and my knee was sore the rest of the week. Psychologically I needed to do it, though, and the effort was worth it. I needed to demonstrate to myself my own commitment to getting back to living healthy. So late Monday night, a bitingly cold night I would add, I drove to the Kitsap Mall parking lot and did some laps around one section for about a half hour.
The rest of the week I did other things to maintain the momentum. I went to bed at a decent hour one night when I didn’t have to, just because I didn’t want to deal with the effects of being tired. That can be a game killer on a diet. One night I did have insomnia, only getting four hours sleep. But I woke up the next day knowing I would be challenged. I was and I handled it.
So once I lose another 2.5 pounds I’ll be at my biggest weight drop. The real benefit is how much better I feel, both physically and psychologically.
Beginning weight: 404
This week’s weight: 381
Last week’s weight: 387
One week change: -6
Total weight lost: -23
Weight loss goal: 205
Percentage body weight goal: 50.5 percent
Percentage body weight lost: 5.7 percent
Percentage of goal lost: 11.2 percent
Plans for this week: