This past week, I was focused on achieving that goal by sticking to the PointsPlus Values plan, closely tracking my food intake as well as "moving" for at least :30 minutes every day. As a result, when I stepped on the scale before today's meeting....
...I was down -2.4 lbs. for a total loss to date of -31.0 lbs, with more than 75% of that loss occurring since January 1st of this year. It’s hard to believe that 1 or 2 pounds a week can really add up to a rather significant loss, yet it does.
The best part about this milestone is sharing it with others who have watched me struggle with my weight through this blog or struggle with their own weight issues themselves. I find that this forum acts as a cathartic, quasi-accountability group that forces me to be open and transparent whether the results happen to be good or bad.
Although losing 30 pounds is good, I’m not done.
To reach my ultimate goal weight, I’d like to lose an additional -19.0 lbs and until then I’ll keep writing about it here. Hopefully, I can achieve that within six months.
As a more immediate aside, it should be interesting to see what happens at weigh-in next week, because I’ve got the Virginia Beach Shamrock Marathon this Sunday. Usually, after that type of long race I tend to over-hydrate to replenish the pounds of water that I’ve sweated out during the 26.2 mile race – so I may see a temporary bump up in my weigh-in results next week from retained fluids as my body gets back into balance.
But hope springs eternal, as does my hope that there will be less of me to write about next week!