Good morning everyone. Time for my weekly review of my weight and week.Since this is the first time I’m posting this, I’ll start with the basics.
One morning I got out of bed and shambled off to the bathroom and realized that I could not remember the last time I woke up without my feet and knees complaining. While I am a generally healthy person; very few colds or allergies, no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol, no asthma or other major health concerns, I realized my weight put me at risk for things like diabetes as well as the previously mentioned aches and pains.
While I am sure that somehow my death will eventually be on some list of statistics (mostly because I’m sure every death is recorded and used as a statistic, cause that is just the way the world works) I don’t want it to be a regular statistic. I want it to be the kind that makes newscasters think someone has hijacked their teleprompter.
…and in other news another tea cosy related death was reported today, that makes three this year world wide, up from one the year before. Clearly these sorts of deaths are on the rise, so be on the look out…did that just say…how does a tea cosy kill…Is Mike drinking again…we’re still on the air?… Um, right. Now over to Bob with weather, Bob how’s it looking out there today…
Personally, I’m not sure how a tea cosy kills either, nor do I have anything against them or suspect them of plotting my doom, but you get the idea. I’m not entirely sure that qualifies as a weight loss goal though, so I tamped down my inner lunatic and made some more reasonable sounding goals, or at least more reasonable than I want my death to be attributed to a tea cosy.
I am 5’4″ in height and somewhat delicate of bone, despite the rich marbling of fat on the meat surrounding said bones. According to my doctor, a healthy weight range for me is between 120-130 lbs. When I began this journey, I weighed 246 lbs. A number that nearly stopped my heart when I saw it as I had not been on a scale in years. So I staved off my imminent cardiac arrest with a plan.
While a healthy range is a good thing and provides some wiggle room, I needed one number to focus on, at least in the beginning. It is a place holder and not something I am obsessed with. Given the healthy range I was given, I decided that 123 was not an unreasonable goal. It would be on the low end of the healthy scale, but still in range and since I’m sure all of those reading can do simple math, you have realized it is exactly half of my starting weight.
An admirable goal, I thought, but how to accomplish it? That was the question. Unfortunately, I voiced the question out loud. When it comes to weight loss EVERYONE has an opinion. It doesn’t matter whether they need to lose weight, have lost weight or have never had a problem with weight in their life. It is a topic about which everyone still has an opinion. And every body is different. What works for one person may not work for everyone. I went with the simple, eat less/better and exercise more plan. On my plan nothing is forbidden as long as I can count the calories. Portion control is my big weakness and the thing I needed to master to whittle down my mass.
So plan in place I set the goal of 123 ( a total of 123 lbs lost) with 1-2 lbs lost per week. Even though this is my first weekly weight post, I have been keeping track of things and my last official weigh in was last Friday, May 31st. On that morning I hit the scales at 222.4. Today I am 220.4, exactly 2 lbs down so Woo Hoo! Weekly goal achieved!
Last Week: 222.4
This week: 220.4
Weekly loss: 2 lbs
Total loss: 25.6 of 123
To go: 97.4
So my review of this week is that I am right on track. Have a good weekend and I will check in with the Weekly Weight next Friday.