Weigh-in – 8/21/2015

Good morning!  Today is Friday, which deserves an exclamation point all by itself!  And that means a weigh-in!  So many exclamation points!

Today’s Weight:  313.4 pounds

Weekly Gain / (Loss):  (-2.4) pounds

Total Gain / (Loss):  (-9.6) pounds

If the first goal is to lose 10% of my body weight, I’ve reached 30% of that goal.  While I’d love to have seen that Total Loss number get over 10 pounds, I also know that a 2.4 pound loss in a week is a big number, and I shouldn’t go crazy with it.

I’m still in the early portion of this, which means that the weight comes off easier.  After awhile that is going to slow down, but for now every week brings real progress – which is very motivating.  This morning, when I expected Weight Watchers to dock me a point, they actually went the other way.  I was told that I don’t have a problem yet because of my weekly average, but losing more than 2 pounds a week is unhealthy and to knock it off.  I am not blind to the fact that I have an enormous daily allotment of points and that they are trying to get me to eat MORE to make sure I don’t lose weight too fast.

They are right, but still.  It is hard to not be excited about progress.

I’ve talked about Ben over at Ben Does Life before, and about how I’m a fan but that his methodology isn’t realistic for the vast majority of people out there.  He’s at it again, and recently talked about losing 73 pounds in the first 90 days. Which is ludicrous – that’s nearly a pound a day, and is completely unsustainable.  Don’t get me wrong, when you’re as big as he was you’re going to lose weight fast if you try hard.  But there has to be a point at which some semblance of a sustainable reality has to be confronted.

All of that to say – I’m thrilled, both at this week’s loss and the overall trajectory I’m on.

Onward!

4 thoughts on “Weigh-in – 8/21/2015

  1. I am not an nutrition expert or even all that smart sometimes, but it seems to me that each individual body is different and if you are increasing your exercise levels, in addition to changing how you eat that you might loose more than 2 pounds in a week and that would be your norm, not the norm of a program, but what your body is doing.

    You are undergoing a life-style change and the affects are going to be larger at the start and then diminish as you get closer to your goals. I am not questioning the effectiveness of the programs, but at the same time what is right for one person, may not be the same degree of rightness for the next one.

    Personally, I wouldn’t get too hung up on loosing more than 2 pounds in a week, at some point your body and matabolism will stabilize and the weight will not come off as easy.

    I will add in a very cynical comment and move on…if it takes you longer to get to your goal weight is there any financial gain on their part and would they loose money in the long run if you didn’t take as long? I don’t know the answer and don’t know enough about the program, but it is something I would think about too.

    Just an too independent old crotchety guy who doesn’t always look at things from the same perspective as most people and has been burned a few too many times to look at the first or obvious solutions/answers.

    You will get there either way, but just a comment from the peanut gallery

  2. Congratulations on achieving your goal! I don’t think the actual numbers matter too much, so long as it’s progress in the right direction and you can keep it up until you get there! Well done😄

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