I started my weight loss journey on June 22nd. My weigh-in was 298 pounds. I’m 5 foot nine inches tall.
I went out last weekend and bought a scale that would be accurate, instead of the cheap 8.00 scale I had at home that was not accurate at all.
Today is day 35 of my weight loss. I stepped on the scale this morning and it read 275.4lbs.
I’m down almost 23 pounds. Last Tuesday when I went to the doctor, I weighed 278. She was surprised by my 20 pound drop in 4 weeks. I guess when you go from what was most likely over 3,000 calories a day to 1,600 – 1,800 calories a day, these results are bound to happen.
As an Ophthalmic Technician, I do my fair share of walking around during the day. I’m moving patients from room to room, doing their testing, and some of our wheel-chair bound patients require some lifting and moving. But, that’s about the only exercise I do right now. My husband and I walk on the weekends when we go out window shopping or to the flea market. But I’m not really making much of an effort to actually exercise. So, that’s my next goal. I’d like to start walking at least twice a week for an hour.
Yesterday I turned 31. My boss brought in donuts, my coworker brought in a cake from one of my favorite bakeries. My boss laughed and said that calories don’t count on your birthday. To me they do. They always count. I did eat a donut that morning and I did eat a small slice of cake that afternoon. At lunch I went to Jersey Mike’s and got a sub, but I could only eat half of it. Lucky for me, I’m picky and don’t put any additions on to my subs except for lettuce. I managed to stay under my calorie goal by 500 calories yesterday. But let me tell you – I felt miserable when I got home. Even though I kept to my calorie intake, the food I ate was crap and my body felt it. I was dragging ass when I got home.
My goal is to be at 190 pounds by February. Another blogger on here keeps a weekly calendar of her weight and her goals. I like that idea, but I’m not disciplined enough. So, I figured at least doing a weekly or bi-weekly update is enough for me. I continue to take pictures of my stomach from the front and the side. I take a side picture of my face to keep track of this turkey neck I always develop during weight gain. I’m really, really trying this time around.
Start Weight: 298
Current Weight: 275
Goal Weight: 190
85 pounds to go. 7 months until goal
That’s about 12 pounds a month. It’s going to be hard, and I may not quite get to that – but I want to get as close as I can.