Thursday, November 14, 2013

Weigh In

Going into this past week I made four rules:
1. No binge eating
2. No gross processed crap with zero nutritional value
3. No cheese
4. Exercise everyday

I’m proud to say I stuck to all of my goals. I figured #2 and #3 would kill me. I live on processed crap covered in cheese. I had to replace it with whole foods that require things like preparation and effort. It was weird.

I wasn’t concerned about portion sizes or starving myself between meals. If I felt hungry before dinner, I’d eat some nuts. At dinner if I wanted another plate of pasta or an extra serving of veggie bacon, I’d eat it. Weight loss, while I really, really want it, was not my goal this week. I’m more concerned with resetting my taste buds (imagine, food doesn’t have to be fatty or sugary to be edible) and making exercise a habit.

When I got on the scales this morning all I was hoping for was to have maintained, though I was a little scared I may have gained since I wasn’t overly careful about portions. Here’s what happened:

Last week: 241 lb
This week: 236.4 lb, waist 37.5"

I’m down 4.6 pounds! I’m so excited because, while I did make sacrifices, I don’t feel like I had to work that hard for it.

I’m not going to add more restrictions for this week. I want to settle into the changes I‘ve already made. Last night I felt pretty sad eating my steamed broccoli. I really wanted French fries, but I really want to be healthy. I can’t have both. I don’t want to make things so hard on myself that I crumble.

Going forward, my goal is to lose 1-2 pounds a week. I want to go slow because whenever I go fast it doesn’t last. Besides, I’ve got a lot of extra skin to shrink up. Hopefully going slow will help that along. The skin thing is something I’m trying not to think about, but it’s there in the back of my mind.

A photo of where I am as of today.

Hope everyone has a healthy, happy day!


  1. Woah! Well done on such an incredible loss!! I agree, take baby steps. I always tried to make small substitutions when I was swapping out white bread for whole grain etc. If I go cold turkey I always fail!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I usually make all these huge sweeping changes, then fall flat on my face.