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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Back on Track With Weight Loss

I attended the weekly WeightWatchers weigh-in during lunch today, and I'm happy to report that I was down -3.0 lbs for the week. That means I've lost a total of -28.0 lbs. since starting this program back on April 7th, 2010.

One of the greatest insights I've gained through this journey is that while the weight went on in a virtual straight line manner, my reduction efforts have followed a more erratic trajectory that's been pocked by weeks of no progress.

During those neutral stretches, I'm forced to look backwards and repeat the things I did during the weeks when I lost a lot of weight to help jump start the progression forward. That's been the trick that has worked for me.

I review my food journal entries, the steps logged via my pedometer and my daily exercise regimens to see what worked. The thing is that I know what I need to do, but it's amazingly easy to drift from the mark.

Despite that, it was a good week that I hope to duplicate.


  1. Congratulations!!!!
    I am about to sign up for the online WW again although I haven't lost or gained in the past few months.

    I found two co-workers that want to meet weekly and discuss strategies. Since I have been doing the plan for so long I don't journal and I know that would make a difference. Thanks for posting, I need to get back into the whole program. But I have maintained the 20 pd loss....if only I could get more motivation. Thanks for keeping me thinking about it. Oh I also purchased and started using a new WW scale. I got it at Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's pretty cool. ~Donna E

  2. @Donna, that sounds great! I'm signed up online as well - there are so many cool tools available. Congrats on holding steady with the success you acheived so far since the surgery!

  3. Way to go! I'm glad to hear you continue to do well on this WW journey. Speaking of journaling and such, I am thinking I need to do that again. I used to, just haven't in forever. I make mental notes of the points and all, just haven't gotten back into tracking. I think I did have a 1.2 lb loss this week, so I'm not complaining too much. I just know that I could be doing much better. I'm workin on it too!

    That all said, thank you again for your transparency with this WW journey of yours. It really does serve as inspiration and encouragement to many, myself included. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

  4. You rock, husband!! :)

  5. @Laura, congratultions on another down week!

  6. @wife, it's all for you and the girls babe!