Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 13 - Weigh-in Results: 298 lbs.

It is official, I lost 5 lbs last week!

I am now down to 298, and my BMI has fallen into the 48-range.

Yes, it is probably the last of the "water weight," but if it gets me below the century mark, I'll not question it. haha

I am expecting things to slow waaaaay down now. A human being can only lose about 1% of weight in fat a week, after the initial week or two of body adjustment to a new diet, without losing muscle tissue. That means I should be slowing now to 2-3 lbs/week. No worries!

Every ounce counts! (My new theme?!)

It will be two weeks before the next official weigh-in, because I'm going on vacation next week. I'm going with the best of intentions to stay fairly sane in my food choices, but the scale will tell all upon my return.

I have a house full of people coming in for a long weekend, so tomorrow and Thursday morning are going to be "white-glove" cleaning time for me. Does anyone else have a relative who checks EVERYTHING? The last time she was in, she even checked my dryer lint trap (which was clean, by the way). So, I don't know how much, if at all, I'll be online - the closer their Thursday afternoon arrival time approaches.

I expect to be back on my blog a week from Monday ... I'll look forward to catching up on all I've missed with everyone.

Now, does intensive (detailed) housework count as exercise?


  1. Yay!
    Awesome job on the loss!
    What an inspection...I send my people to stay in a hotel.
    With a kitchen, and pool, ice cold ac and premium cable...
    And room service! Like a vacation.... have fun, Ann!

  2. Thanks, Anne. I've done okay on the food front - so far - but vacation is looming large. I love having people over, but the micro-inspections of one in particular is pretty tiring. Maybe I should (on purpose) leave something dirty for her to find - take away the challenge. haha I will NEED that vacation next week! Have fun at the BD class. I can't wait to catch up on all the play-by-play!

  3. i think housework is definitely exercise! I always end up equally sweaty as when I treadmill!! Good job on the weight loss!! You have lost 9 lbs in two weeks, that is AWESOME!!!

  4. Great job -- and water weight, smater swate. Don't cut your success down to lame old water weight! You're doing a great job!

    Also - I think you should uninvite your micro-inspector relative. UNBELIEVABLE!