Monday, December 18, 2006

Week 96

0.6lb loss!


After last week's lunch, a scone while out with Maggie during the week and flapjack in a cafe with the kids yesterday, not to mention the occasional nibble of extra bits here and there, I was truly expecting to have put on, rather than lost half a pound.

However, other than these bits I acknowledge, I have been staying on track. Gone are the days when if it all went pear shaped at lunchtime then I would write off the day, or if I blew it on Friday then I could kiss goodbye to the weekend.

One of the most powerful mindset shifts has been the idea that if I over indulge on one meal, I can immediately get back on track with the next. I'm no longer feeling the self loathing at having over-eaten, that the rest of the day (or week) is spent stuffing my face in a way that is almost self abuse and punishment.

Statistical Significance: It's week 96 and I've lost about 96 pounds. I don't imagine the numbers of weeks and weight are ever likely to coincide again.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb – 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 10.2lb – 178.2lbs
Body fat: 24.1%
Total Weight Loss: 96.8lbs


Anonymous said...

Good job, Kim! I think shifting your mindset is the hardest thing about losing weight. A lot of people have the "all or nothing" approach to daily eating. Realizing that you can get right back on track and then doing it is a huge step forward!

Anonymous said...

G'day there Kim. I've read a couple of your posts so far, not a lot, but I'm really encouraged by your commitment to getting healthy, and where you've come. I hope I'm able to stay the course as you've done.

Kim Ayres said...

Sayre - it's one of those things that sounds so obvious to those who don't have eating problems, yet it is one of the main things we have to cope with.

Fat Lazy Guy - welcome to Losing a Hundredweight! Take a look around the site and feel free to post comments or ask questions :)

fatmammycat said...

Well in Kim!

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks FMC :)

ArleneWKW said...

A pound a week is an excellent average. It was what I averaged when I got rid of the 65+ lbs. Being able to snap back after edging off track is a major behavioral and attitudinal change. Yaaaaaaay for that.

Thanks for your concern re. me not posting recently. I'll have been on track for a week once the day is over. I just haven't made time yet for posting.

Dr Maroon said...

As a mathematician of a fairly high order, may I point out that if, for the sake of argument, you lost a pound this week, then it would be week 97 and you would have lost 97 pounds, hence your statement "I don't imagine the numbers of weeks and weight are ever likely to coincide again" would appear erroneous.

On a lighter note, your fat percentagage is V.G. The various health departments tell us if we keep it below 25% we reduce our chances of early death by a tremendous ammount.

Kim Ayres said...

Very good Dr Maroon. Your mathematics are indeed faultless, but your skill in psychology is well below par if you think there is any likelihood that I will have lost a pound during the week that runs up to Christmas.

Arlene - glad you're ok :)