Tuesday, 6 March 2012

WEEK 8 - Accomplishments, Sort of...

Week 8 | March 6, 2012 | Weight: 280.1 | Loss of 5.1 lbs | Total Loss: 30.5 lbs

8 Weeks is a pretty good milestone.  I don't think I've ever sustained any sort of diet this long, but then again, this isn't a diet is it.  It's a lifestyle change and I will admit, I am really enjoying it!  I love the meals we are cooking at home and I don't miss the takeout or the restaurants at all.  Heck our home cooked meals are rivaling what we ate at those places in terms of taste.

I am VERY happy to see numbers like this but unfortunately, I can't take full credit.  The new Withings scale is about half a pound in the difference between itself and our old scale.  Still, this is a loss and I'll take it.  I REALLY enjoy the new scale but that's probably because I'm such a tech head.  For most people, the novelty will wear off after a week or two and it'll just become a regular scale.  That said, I did make the 25 pound badge club on Lose It and I'm happy about that as well.  You have to have lost the 25 pounds for a bit of time it seems before they actually give you the badge.

In about 4 pounds, I will be the lightest I have been in a long, long time.  Over the past two years, I've been fluctuating between this weight and being over 300 pounds during fad diets and various workouts so I can see my journey from this point forward to be the real test.  Once I lose another 15, I'll be the lightest I've been in 8 years and I'm looking forward to seeing that.

As it stands, my routine has been simple, keep counting every calorie I put in my mouth - even the cooking spray that goes into the fry pan for my egg whites or the extra two ounces of meat loaf I stole from my son's plate when cleaning up gets counted.  Keeping those numbers under budget and working out 30 minutes each morning is my recipe for success so far.


  1. Awesome, awesome work!

    Coming to the realization that it's not a "diet", it's a lifestyle change is one of the biggest hurdles I think we can overcome. Do that, and you're off on the right foot!

    Continue the journey and see your dreams realized!


    1. Thanks! It took a lot of reading and learning on my part to help me with this realization, but now that it's there, I'm in it for the long haul!

  2. Congratulations on your success!

    1. Thanks! I have a long way to go but I am determined to get there.