Monday, March 26, 2007

Week 110

3lb loss!

100 Pounds!!!

I've lost 7 stone 2lbs or 45.36kg - in other words:


I wasn't expecting to hit that target this week. I can only guess that last week was one of those funny abberations because I never lose 3lbs in one week, but it does translate as having lost 2lbs in the last 2 weeks, which makes much more sense.

110 weeks ago, on February 15th 2005, I was 19 stone 9lbs, or 275lbs. This morning I am 12 stone 7lbs, or 175lbs.

I want to celebrate with a big meal out for the whole family and a huge cake. Unfortunately, if I do that then next week I'll be 4lbs heavier again.

It could be a few weeks before I'm comfortably past this marker and am not likely to slip back under because of an abberation, but this is the first time I've hit this weight for something close to 20 years.

I think I am going to allow myself a brief *smug* moment.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 7lb - 175lbs
Body fat: 23.5%
Total Weight Loss: 100lbs

Monday, March 19, 2007

Week 109

0.8lb gain.


I thought I'd been on track this week, although it's been particularly tough.

There's been a subtle difference in the cravings this week. Whereas the past couple of weeks have been more the kind of physical addiction type, this week, especially since Friday has been almost purely emotional - wanting to eat to fill the void in the stomach and chest rather than satisfying teeth-gnashing munchies.

However, I can only think of one or 2 of the smallest of extra nibbles I've indulged in, which shouldn't account for a gain. So either I've been nibbling more and not been consciously aware of it or this is just one of those abberations where I have to think about the larger trend rather than the individual week's reading.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 10lb - 178lbs
Body fat: 23.5%
Total Weight Loss: 97lbs

Monday, March 12, 2007

Week 108

1.4lb loss!


This finally gets me below my pre-Feastmas level and takes me down to the lowest weight since I started this quest.

It's not always been easy and there have been several times this week when I could easily have started chewing my own arm off, but the way I see it, another week or so and the severe cravings should ease off significantly.

Statistical significance:
I am now just 0.2lbs shy of the 7 stone weight loss mark

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 9.2lb - 177.2lbs
Body fat: 23.3%
Total Weight Loss: 97.8lbs

Monday, March 05, 2007

Week 107

2.6lb loss!

Wow, the last 2 week's weight gain has come off in one week. Over 2lbs in one week is the biggest drop in a single week for months and months.

Still, I'd have been surprised if I'd not lost anything as I have been on track all week with not a single slip-up.

It's not been easy, but I've been determined to get back under control. One of the things that was proved last Autumn was that our system gets easier if we can stick with it for about 3 weeks. Last November (Week 90) was really tough after an October of various meals out and celebrations. My body had to go through another withdrawal before I was able to get past the worst of the cravings.

Last week I determined that I was going to face down those demons for the next couple of weeks no matter what, and so far I have.

And there's a real difference between saying "I have to get through the next couple of weeks" rather than saying "I have to get rid of the next X-number of pounds". The knowledge that if I get past this stage then it WILL GET EASIER really helps the motivation.

The battle this week was not with the weight, it was with my determination which, in the end, it always is.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 10.6lb - 178.6lbs
Body fat: 23.5%
Total Weight Loss: 96.4lbs