Monday, April 17, 2006

What the ...?

Okay. Today is weigh-in day for me. I will admit to some scale-hopping this week, so I expected a loss. I never accept the weight on the scale until I see it twice. This morning I checked three times, and the weight was the same each time.

This week, I lost five pounds.

To say I'm stunned would be an understatement!

Average calorie consumption this week was just slightly more than 1200 per day, and I averaged 85 minutes of daily intentional exercise.

You've all both probably noticed that I haven't recorded my starting, current or goal weights, as many other weight-loss bloggers do. I'm just not at a comfortable level of acceptance about sharing those numbers. I greatly admire those who do, and am especially inspired by those whose progress and goals are similar to mine.

I do post progress photos, though, and it probably isn't difficult to guess what I weigh [Step right up! Win a prize! Kidding!]

According to eDiets, I should reach my goal in 22 weeks. I think it will take longer; they base their future progress predictions on an average weight loss of two pounds per week. I have, so far, averaged 1.4 pounds per week. When I started this plan, I assumed it would take a year to get to goal. I still think so.

And I'm so completely okay with that. I would much rather spend a year learning what works and what doesn't for me, than blast it off in a few months and then struggle for years, as I have for the past several, fighting with myself to, as I say in the Shrinking Knitter header, 'regain the fit, healthy body I used to have.' For more great, inspirational conversation about finding what works, please go read Beth's blog. She's one of my heroes.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Great job on the weight loss!! WTG