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

14 comments:

Weight-Trimmer said...

Great job Kim. Closing in on that 100 lb mark! Glad that you are back with the winning formula. I have been trying the fruit tea "trick" you mentioned some weeks ago, it works a gem! With the added bonus of reducing my caffeine intake. Well done on your big loss. Do you plot the data on a grpah? I find that seeing the downward slope is a huge motivational tool to keep on going, I also plot on target weights so its nice to see the slope heading towards these target lines! "See" you next week. All the Best Andrew.

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Andrew. The problem with creating a graph for me is that when you've been going for over 100 weeks, then the slope looks shallow no matter what scale you use. Still, the 100lb mark is now in sight again so maybe I can reach that in the next few weeks.

I'm really pleased the fruit tea thing works for you. I knew it worked for me, but I had no idea whether anyone else would try it.

Sayre said...

Congratulations, Kim!!! That is so inspirational. I have been a bit relaxed lately - but in a good way. I'm trying not to obsess and just eat good food and do what I can. I've stayed away from the scale because my main goal right now is just getting healthy. My husband gave me a big smile yesterday and said it was wonderful to see me eat without worrying about how my stomach would react to it. For a while there, just about everything I put in my mouth made me nauseous, but my treatment and this new medication (not that honkin' nasty pill which made me VERY ill) seem to be doing the trick. Once I'm off the steroids (a week), I should see some dramatic improvement!!!

But just knowing that staying the course will get you there helps a lot. It's surprising how easy it is to lose sight of that one little fact.

Twice the Man said...

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

So true, keep at it Kim -- glad you had a good week.

Kim Ayres said...

Sayre - that's good to hear - eat good food and do what you can - that's an honest approach and keeps us away from the lies we tell ourselves.

Twice the Man - thank you!

fatmammycat said...

Well done Kim!

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks FMC

ArleneWKW said...

You are so absolutely right about this! It's harder to get back on track the longer you allow yourself to get off it (the longer I allow myself to get off it). And it's easier to stay on track after building up the number of days and weeks on track.

Kim Ayres said...

It's so easy to forget it though, Arlene.

Sancho Pawnza said...

178!
Keep Rockin' Skinny!

Kim Ayres said...

Sir Semisolid! You're Alive!!!

Ok, I'll shift you back to the living knights list

Sancho Pawnza said...

Kim,
My apologies for not keeping with the Saturday update.
It is now current.

Mr and Mrs Fat said...

thank you correcting mr. fat. sometimes, he gets confused, but thats ok! he stands corrected and has made the change to the website. again, many thanks.
and thanks for stopping by!
mrs. fat

Kim Ayres said...

Sir Semisolid - you are forgiven ;)

Mrs Fat - thank you for visiting too :)