Weekly Update #18

Current Weight is 243.2 lbs
Previous Weight was 246.2 lbs

I lost 3 lbs this week I was aiming for 1.45 lbs. I worked out 6 days last week and burned an average of 1929 calories per day in exercise. Consumed an average of 1300 – 1700 calories per day.

This last week was fantastic and not because of the weight loss. I had a co-worker that had been keeping up with my progress on and off over the year bump into me while walking the halls of the office and she started asking me the standard questions: How much I’d lost?, What was I eating?, Are you exercising?, etc. Then all of the sudden she asked me “When are you going to buy some proper fitting clothes?”. I had spent the previous weekend sorting thru my closet and setting aside all of the clothes that did not fit so it made me chuckle. I was really grateful for her observation because I got to take some time this weekend and go shopping for slacks. For the first time I was able to purchase clothes from an average store and not a big and tall specialty store. When I started this journey my waist size was 56 with an elastic band so who knows what the actual size was and as of this weekend I’m wearing a a size 38. That number is just amazing I’ve lost approximately 18 inches of circumference from my waist alone.

Last week I mentioned that the scale is not a great way to measure progress. I’m coming to the conclusion that how your clothes fit and your body measurements is more of an ideal means of tracking progress. Today’s weigh in is a perfect example of the scale being problematic means of measuring progress. On Friday I weighed 240.8 lbs that’s a difference of 2.4 lbs over a 3 day period. This is not fat because I would have needed to eaten and metabolized(i.e. digested) over 8,400 calories which I didn’t. Trust the process and not the scale.

Goal for this week is to consume no more than 1672 calories per day. Burn an average of 1269 calories per day in exercise over 6 day period. Weight loss goal is to lose 1.43 lbs.

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