Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 28 - Weigh-in Results: 291 lbs.

It is now Wednesday, being just after midnight (Eastern), and I decided to weigh myself. Later this morning is going to be quite busy for me.

The official weigh-in for today is 291 lbs - a loss of 4 more pounds - for a grand total of 16 lbs lost! Holy smokes, I had to step on the scale TWICE, just to be sure I read it correctly.

I've also posted my newest measurements on the right sidebar. Any number that changes from the week before gets a little (comment) after the number.

I can see now why I "suddenly" fit into a size 2x shirt comfortably. That was a big number to drop, four weeks into the diet.

I have been eating a lot (in volume), but mostly low-fat stuff (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, etc.). I think I'll need to re-examine the food I'm selecting - maybe add more of it, to slow the loss down. That is a bit too fast to be truly healthy - over time. I would expect that loss in the first two weeks, but after that, it should be 2-3 lbs (max) for someone my weight.

Still, I am thrilled I am just a few pounds from breaking into the 280s! My dreaded set-point number is 283-284. I haven't been below that in over a decade, mostly because I plateau there, and after several weeks, I have (in the past) simply given up. Not this time! I am armed with a plan, as mentioned in a previous post on plateaus. So, if I can get through the next 8 lbs, I will be crossing into territory I haven't seen in ages. I'll be pretty excited on that day, let me tell you.

I am surprised at how fast the BMI drops (in this weight range). Pretty neat to see!

Well, it is the wee hours of the morning now, and I need to get an early start in the morning. Thanks for checking in -- I am going to sleep with a smile on my face!

291 lbs and dropping ...


  1. Congratulations on four pounds, this week. That is a big drop. But not necessarily a bad thing. :D

    I have never weighed in the middle of the night before.

  2. Congrats Ann! You are doing great! I dont think 4 lbs is too much for a week, do not slow things down, they slow down on their own later. Believe me you will reach a weight where 4 lbs in a week seems impossible no matter how much you exercise and how little you eat so please just let it be, continue the way you are going, its fine. If you are truly worried you could ask your doctor. Again congrats on the weight loss! Woo hoo!!

  3. Quick post, then out the door for me ... running a little late.

    Ice Queen - I've never weighed at 12:15 A.M. before either, but with results like this, I may just do it again! (Kidding, only kidding)

    Nancy - You make a very good point. And, with "The Wall" still before me (283-284), I better just take what I can get now. LOL

    Thanks for the congrats (both of you) ... gotta fly xx

  4. How cool is that!
    They used to wake us up and weigh us in the middle of the night in Basic Training, in the Army. I had my lowest weights in my life there!
    Sleep tight!

  5. Four pounds is great. Be proud.