Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 313 - 6 years

0.4lb loss.

To be honest, I was hoping for a bit more. I've been completely on track this week, and given the recent gains I thought a good week would make more of an indent.

Another reason for hoping for a greater loss was today is my daughter's birthday - this has meant a birthday dinner with lots of treats and a birthday cake - which is all going to show up in next week's figures, even if I stay completely on track again.

Meanwhile, perhaps I should mention that tomorrow (15th Feb) marks the 6th anniversary since we made the shift to focusing on healthy eating. Although I'm not actually that much lighter than I was 4 years ago

- see

Most of the weight was lost in the first year, with most of the rest lost in the second. Since then it has crept up and down, rising to 26lbs more than I currently am, about 18 months ago, but also falling to around 8lbs lighter than I am now, back in late Autumn.

What is clear with all this, is that this is a lifetime thing. I will not reach the end. I will not reach a point where that will be it, I can just take my eye off the ball and just eat without monitoring.

Left without checking, my weight starts creeping up. Hell, it's been creeping up now, even though I am checking. But without the weekly excuses stats I put on this blog, I know it would be a lot worse.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 4lb - 172lbs
Body fat: 23.1%
Total Weight Loss: 103lbs


Big Clyde said...

Your consistency (even with slight fluctuation) is remarkable. Well done on maintaining a 100 pound loss.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Kim, what you have done is nothing short of remarkable. Staying on track is the hard part.


Brad said...

You've done so well Keeping it off - My roller coaster continues but am on track this year so far...

Kim Ayres said...

Clyde, FMC & Brad - thank you :)

I think what makes maintenance harder than loss is partly to do with the fact it goes on much longer, but also it's a much less "noble" goal. We get praise from family and friends for losing weight, but not for keeping it off. It makes motivation harder

Z said...

I suppose, when you stop thinking of cake and so on as a treat, that's when you may be able to relax at last. Not sure I'll ever do so, and I haven't even got a sweet tooth.

Kim Ayres said...

Z - cake will always be a treat, but I think the thing is about being able to contain it within that meal, and not allowing the sugar rush (and inevitable drop) to trigger more unhealthy eating in the meals and days following