So close to that 40 lbs loss I can taste it. Soon…soon… Hopefully even next week.
Truthfully If I’ve managed to survive this week with a loss, I am not worried about anything for the rest of the year. This week there was a lot of running around as my brain finally seemed to comprehend that next week was Christmas. I know, I have a calendar on my desk, how could I have missed that?
The truth is that every time Thanksgiving comes late, I always feel about a week off for Christmas. I think it is the getting back from the thanksgiving familial visit when the calendar says december that throws me. I know it’s only a couple of days difference, but somehow it throws me for a loop.
So I’ve been racing around like a mad person rying to make up for the week my brain thinks it missed.
And let’s be honest, this weather has not helped. We had a couple of really warm days where I didn’t even need a coat. Trust me, I was not thinking about out scotch tape reserves.
But then the holiday parties hit with a vengeance. I went. I hosted. I nibbled. Not exactly Venni vetti vici, but it does sum up my week. I still managed most of my workouts, but food was really hit or miss. But as I said before, I usually end up talking way more than I end up eating so I still managed to stay ahead of the game while not making my diet an issue for anyone at any of the gatherings.
So the stats:
Starting weight: 246.0 lbs
Last week’s Weight: 207.6 lbs
This week’s weight: 206.4 lbs
This week’s loss: 1.2 lbs
Total weight lost thus far: 39.6 lbs
Weight left to lose (apx.): 83.4 lbs
I am very close to that 40 lbs mark and I have to say, while 83 lbs still is a lot of weight to actually lose, this time last year I was contemplating the face that I needed to lose about half of my body weight to make it into the range my doctor wanted me to maintain for a healthy weight. Instead of losing more than 120 lbs, I have less than one hundred pounds to lose in the coming year. And that is certainly something to celebrate.