WEEK 3 | January 25, 2016 | Weight: 297.4 lbs | Gain of 0.5 lbs
In looking back at my Week 3 from 2012, I saw that while I had a great loss, I also had a cheat day where I indulged in food I should not have had. This week 3, I had a similar set of incidents. If I had kept it to one occurrence, I think I would have been fine however it was more than one. I am calling it a weak week. Most of the week was actually pretty good but I had 2 events that caused this gain.
First, I agreed to go out to the pub after work with a co-worker. My plan was to escape early and go home for a home-cooked meal or some other low calorie option. What ended up actually happening was a giant pizza and hot wings. Damn you pub food why do you have to taste so good!
The second event was sheer laziness. My wife and I were going to roast a chicken on the weekend but we were both caught up in doing our own thing that we decided to go the easy route and just order food. This was my second mistake.
Monday, 18 January 2016
WEEK 2 | January 18, 2016 | Weight: 296.9 lbs | Loss of 2.6 lbs
Week 2 is a great success and I'm glad to see 2 solid weeks of positive weigh ins. As I assumed, week 1 crazy weight loss was just my body's way of correcting itself and preparing for the new me. This week's weight loss is something I expect to see regularly now. Perhaps not 2.6 each week but an acceptable loss of 1-2 pounds a week rather than crazy high numbers like 8.
That said, I am not at all disappointed in this weeks weigh in and I am proud of myself for week 2. I'm looking forward to the challenge of week 3. If I can get the next few weeks under my belt, I will be confident I am no longer bouncing up and down like I have for the past 3.5 years and I'm moving along the right path. Let's do this!
Monday, 11 January 2016
Mind you prior to 2012 I ate very poorly in every meal and every day which caused my gain in the first place however between the summer of 2012 and now, I've been in some sort of different place where I sort of eat healthy for a few days and then mess it all up with a bad weekend of bad habits. This new struggle is even worse than the first attempt at weight loss because not only am I back to over 300 pounds, I'm not even eating the delectable junk food that I like 100% of the time. For 3 and a half years I've been fooling myself and on my 43rd birthday in December, 2015 I finally said enough.
This blog reminded me of HOW I lost over 60 pounds and how I could have kept going back in 2012 and so, I have decided to start again. I began Monday, January 4th with a weight of 307.8 pounds and a new resolve to get to my healthy weight however long that takes. Now today, I am 1 week in and 2016 IS my year to get it right.
WEEK 1 | January 11, 2016 | Weight: 299.5 lbs | Loss of 8.3 lbs
My first week wasn't that tough simply because I was full of resolve. I used to smoke and remember trying to quit so many times, right after I finished smoking one. It's always easy to say you're going to stop doing something when you've just finished having it. The real challenges are yet to come.
That said, I am still very proud of having a very successful week. It's been the first FULL WEEK of eating right, avoiding drinking (mind you I'm not quitting, just reducing) and even getting some walks in.
Oddly enough, this week was also the same week I caught a nasty cold and spent some time in bed sick. Did that impact my weight? I don't know but I did my best to stick with the meal plans I had laid out for myself for the week and I did just that.
I also came to accept that much of this is water weight from the copious amounts of sodium I ate the previous week so I won't expect to lose these kinds of numbers on a regular basis. Looking back at my blog, I see that I settled into what I would expect to be normal weight loss of a pound or two a week after the 2-3 weeks. I hope for the same this time around.
Wish me luck.