weekly Weight: 218.2 lbs

The Scale: April 16th, 2021

Yeah. It was a gain this week. I was hoping to just break even, but it is what it is. My normal routine went out the window and life just took precedence over fitness. It happens. I’m not happy about the gain but I am not going to beat myself up about it.

I will however be adjusting my schedule to make it to he gym today to start working off the added weight and get back on track. There really is nothing much to say. I have a balance of calories to consume and burn off and I am usually pretty good at slowly chipping away at the excess weight.

This week just didn’t balance.

Let’s look at the stats.

Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs

Last week’s weight 216.4 lbs

This week’s weight: 218.2 lbs

Change this week: gain of 1.8 lbs

Lost over all thus far: 27.8 lbs

I am still chugging away. While I freely admit that this week was just sort of out of my control in certain aspects, what bothers me is that my weight loss always gets balky when I approach that 30 lbs down mark. I have been dancing around it for so long. I still want to get down to a point where my weight starts with a one, but I think I am going to mentally revise my goal to concentrate on getting thirty pounds lost. That would be 216 so it isn’t a hard goal. The I’ll concentrate on 35 and then 40, taking it in bites so that it doesn’t seem like that big a mass. I have really been trying not to obsess about the actual numbers on the scale. I am close to people who are dealing with eating disorders and we’ve had conversations about how destructive focusing on a number can be. It is far more important to focus on how your body feels. However I do need a tool to help me stay focused and as I found out when I took a month off from the scale and ended up gaining much of the weight I lost previously back, my tool is the scale. It is however a tool not an obsession. That is why I took down the last item that was once listed in the stats and that is the goal weight. There is no true goal weight. Once I get into a healthy range I will reassess and focus more on the personal assessment rather than numbers. But for now the numbers are useful.

And so with that settled, I am going to leave you. This week (and possibly next) is all about the 216 and finally getting past that 30 lbs blockade. Oh yes. There will be the gym this afternoon.

But before i leave, it is time for the shoe check. That’s right. We have reached the end of six weeks of continual use for this particular pair of sneakers. So how are they holding up?

Not bad actually. I’ve lost more definition on the treads by the toes but thus far nothing has been compromised and they are still comfortable to wear. And you can clearly see by the wear pattern that I balance my weight on my toes. I always have actually. It is really starting to show in the treads though. Please ignore the nail polish though. I took it off right after this photo was taken.

And so there I leave you as I begin my day. I’m adjusting my focus and now that both me and my baby doll have gone through the vaccination health has returned to our house. It will take a dip this evening with the planned Happy Hour replacement. After a week of barely eating My babydoll made a request for the evening’s menu that can’t in anyway be called light. It will be posted in this evening’s happy hour post if you are interested. So today will be the gym and tonight will be a treat with an exercise in portion control. wish me luck.

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