Monday, August 16, 2010

Week 6 re-cap

212.2 (at home)
212.7 (official JC WI)

I was down 1 more pound at this morning's official weigh-in. I am making slow but steady progress: in six weeks, I have lost 8.4 lbs. Not exactly dramatic results, but I'll take it.

I suspect my loss for this week might have been a little more if not for the fact that I had dinner at my in-laws last night and ate more steak than I should have. (Probably 6-7 oz instead of the 3-4 oz I'd budgeted for.) Oh well.

I am noticing a difference in the way my clothes fit, and I have had a few people comment that I look like I am losing weight. So that's good.

At this pace, I won't reach a "healthy" BMI until early July 2011. . . . but at least I am sticking with it and making some headway. My last several attempts at weight loss have lasted less than a month, so just the fact that I have managed to stick with this for six weeks is encouraging.

I do think I could be doing more. I still struggle with getting in all my fruits and vegetables some days. I only go to the gym 2-3 times most weeks (though I got in 4 workouts this past week). I have had the occasional slip-up where I've eaten things that weren't on my plan for the day.

But because I know I am going to be doing this for a long, long time, I don't want to burn out. So I am taking it easy on myself and learning to be content with these smaller losses which are the result of not working quite as hard as I could.


Kristi Marie said...

Keep it up! I think most people get frustrated that they don't see a dramatic weight loss immediately. But, it's a gradual progression, and patience is key. You are doing great :)

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