Welcome once again to the Weekly Weigh in. As you can see, my scale has returned to the bathroom once again. It went on walk about last week as it was needed elsewhere to weigh postage. It has now returned to weigh me and against all odds I am one pound less than I was the last time I stepped upon its surface.
Given that this week was topsy turvy at best I am very pleased with those results. My goal is about a pound a week and for the past few months, well the past year actually, I haven’t actually hit that goal very often and in fact did some back sliding.
But now that I am vaccinated I am going back to the gym with more confidence. Although still wearing a mask and not actually venturing into the enclosed space of the locker room. That’s right, I arrive in my work out clothes, leave in my somewhat sweatier workout clothes and shower when I get home. I consider it a test for my deodorant. If no one runs away screaming as I make my way to the car, then congrats the deodorant is still working. With Easter feasts and vaccine issues, I didn’t actually get to the gym this week. I am hoping to get back into a schedule next week.
Admittedly there is one more foreseeable bump in the road. Monday my babydoll gets his second vaccine. I don’t know if it will affect him as it did me, but it might. The thing is that when I don’t feel well I want to be left alone to sleep. When he gets sick, he really wants to be the center of attention. So there may be a bit of a shuffle, but hopefully I will be able to get back into a normal schedule.
I know the scale doesn’t really matter and that it really is how you feel about yourself that counts and I really do feel pretty god about myself. But I have to be honest, I really want to step on the scale and see my weight start with a one instead of a two. And it will happen. It may happen slowly but it will happen.
And at least if it happens slowly I won’t have those giant excess folds of skin people talk about from quick weight loss. My loss is anything but quick. Still I digress.
To the Stats!
Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs
Last week’s weight 217.4 lbs
This week’s weight: 216.4 lbs
Change this week: loss of 1.0 lbs
Lost over all thus far: 29.6 lbs
So we chug along slowly but surely. My sneakers are doing the same. This is the end of the fifth week of use and they are still doing well.
They are significantly more mud stained than before as I attempted a walk yesterday and slid down a mud covered incline. I did not think it was a mud covered incline however I was wrong. Luckily through my tactical use of the pinwheel method of balance I managed to keep my feet under me. Ah yes, I was grace in motion. Poised and in control. And if Don Quixote had seen me I would have a lance stuck in my belly button. I was very much a windmill. But at least I was not a mud covered windmill. So that is something. And with that, we start Friday.
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