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 ...