Week 16 | May 1, 2012 | Weight 260.1 | Loss of 3.2 lbs | Total Loss: 50.5
Well I'm glad I was right about last week's weigh in, in that it was another sodium induced gain. Afterward, I dropped the rest of the pounds I put on and continued in a downward direction. As each day goes by, I get a little more accurate in my recipes and can say with confidence that my nutrients are being tracked correctly at this point for just about everything we eat. It certainly makes fluctuations easier to explain and I'm at the point now where I can almost predict what's going to happen on the scale based on what I ate, drank and did the day before.
Though I hit my 50 pounds lost mark earlier in the week, today makes it totally official as Tuesday's are my weigh in day. I still can't believe that I've actually lost 50 pounds - heck only 10 more and I'll be the weight I was at when I got married 13 years ago. The only downside is I won't see the 50 pound club badge on lose it until next week when I weigh in again. They don't give out the badge until you record the weight twice.
I'm feeling a lot better than I was last Christmas. Not only health wise but feeling better about myself. It's sort of weird thinking about it. I'm looking in the mirror and am becoming happier with what I see and not disgusted anymore. When I'm riding the train, and some woman looks at me I no longer say to myself.. "She's probably thinking, what a fat piggie". Now I'm saying to myself... "She's probably thinking, hey, he's not bad." LOL. Though I'm probably way off base, it doesn't matter because it's MY mentality that's changed about myself and whether or not I'm getting checked out really makes no difference because the end result is simple - I feel better about myself.
On the updates front, I've changed my lose it goal from 2 pounds per week to 1.5 pounds per week. This means I can eat a little more and I'm ensuring I'm not under-eating and making myself sick. It's a fine line but when you start getting the brain fog going on, you know you're not getting enough food so we'll make sure that doesn't happen... again LOL.