Well, the good news is that I dropped a pound between last week and this week. Not anything great to write home about but a reduction nonetheless and one more pound toward my goal weight (which is still a loooong way off).
So here’s the update:
Week 15 = 283.6 lbs
Week 16 = 282.6 lbs
Loss for the week = 1 lb
Total loss from Day One = 19.8 lbs
Average reduction = 1.23 lbs/week
At this rate it’ll take forever to get to my goal weight but I’m determined to keep at it.
I’m back to the gym. I’m slowly but surely increasing my speed on the treadmill and added a few minutes to the time, as well. Next will be the incline from level to 1% plus getting back to the circuit weights so I can build some strength.
Dealing With Hunger
The biggest challenge for me is dealing with hunger. I’m OK at meals and not chowing down like there won’t be any food left. It’s the in between times when I get a little peckish and want to eat something. It doesn’t seem to matter what it is, of course, I like bananas, clementines, apples. All of them are about 105 -110 calories (the clementines are about 40 but they’re so small you really have to eat a bunch). Graham crackers are also about 140 calories for 2 sheets (8 of those little sections). And pudding. The little cups are about 110 calories.
The calories add up no matter what the food is and, of course, “high quality” calories in the fruits and veggies are the thing to go for…
Anyway, I’m due to go to a conference in Savannah, GA in a couple of weeks and I would really like to break the 280 lb barrier even if it’s 279.9 lbs. Stay tuned.