I've been spinning my wheels a little bit on the weight loss thing- but just a bit. After the big -7 lbs. I pretty much stayed even the next week- losing nothing. Bummer. I missed my weigh in on Friday so I won't have an official weight again until THIS Friday. As it stands, I seem to be down nearly 20 lbs. from where I started so that's great!
It's also kind of surreal. It took me 9 months to lose 35 lbs. in 2009. At the rate I am going, I may lose that same amount in 9 weeks! Well, probably not quite the same but you get the idea.
My goal is to lose 80 lbs. then decide if I need to go for another 10. It's so strange that I am 20 pounds lighter than I was. I wasn't looking to start a "diet" when I did this- it was just the latest thing my older sister (who is my best friend) dragged me into. Yet here I am- weighing less than I have in 3 years just a MONTH later!
I am down a clothing size for sure. In fact, I can probably fit into my "going back to work" wardrobe I bought when I got my job 3 years ago as I now weigh less than I did when I bought it. I couldn't wear those clothes last fall. I am having to give away my summer capri pants too. They have always been a little baggy at the waist but now they fall off!
It will be interested to see how many inches I've lost at this Friday's weigh in. Pounds lost is but one method of measuring.
I think the most interesting thing I've learned so far is that having a diet that is this restrictive (no dairy, almost no carbs that come from grains, tons of low-fat protein) is that it's actually EASIER for me than trying to moderate a slower-paced diet. Fewer "what should I eat?" decisions to make and without the carbs driving cravings, it's easier to stick to than anything I've done before. I would not have predicted that going in!
I will be teaching at a conference in Mid-September and I'd like to drop 8 more lbs. by then. Not sure I'll hit that goal but I have 3 weeks to try!
Week 1: -4.8 lbs.
Week 2: - 3 lbs.
Week 3: -7 lbs.
Week 4:-0 lbs.
Week 5: NWI
Week 6: -5 lbs.
Total 6 week loss: -19.8 lbs