Weekly Weigh-In #19

2008/07/29 at 7:16 am | Posted in Exercise, Food, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Milestone, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on July 29, 2008 at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets.

Ah, Week #19. Here we go.

  • Weekly Weigh-In #19: 212.7 lbs.
  • Last week’s weight: 214.4 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: -1.7 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 2.1 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 84.3 lbs.

First off, and I hate to add what seems like such meaningless and futile text, I came across yet another so-called weight loss blog using one of my posts. If this were my personal blog then I wouldn’t care, but since I’m losing weight the right way, I take offense to sites that use my posts to push weight loss pills. As such, from this point on I will include the text you see above in each post here on 200by40.

Now that that’s out of the way…

This week sees a loss of almost 2 lbs., which is about my doctors’ recommended average per week. Anything more than that is definitely a bonus so I’m happy with the results. But truth be told, I was 212.5 lbs. a few days ago, just before my aunt’s big 84th birthday celebration where I ate quite a bit. I’m not concerned; this was a once-in-a-lifetime thing so I took advantage of it. Not only that, she’s got a pool so I was able to work some of that food off very easily. It’s back to the program today as it always is after a heavy weekend.

If you’ve been following my Weekly Weigh-Ins since the very beginning, you’ve seen some changes. With last week’s weigh-in numbers, I started to include my total weight lost. This gives me and everybody else out there an easier way to keep track of things…just in case you can’t see that little Traineo icon on the right…

One of the stats I’ve since dropped has been the “If I Lose…” stat since, well, I began to feel it was screwing my progress up. In the beginning I was losing somewhere near 3 lbs. a week average so including that stat was fun as it gave me an idea on when I would reach my goal.

Today, July 29, is when I should have reached my goal based on my then-average weight loss in pounds per week. But here I sit with less than 13 lbs. to go instead. Oh well; the plan was to be there by my 40th birthday which I will no doubt achieve.

This week’s Milestone: size 38 pants! That’s right, guys, I’ve officially dropped 10 sizes the right way. If this isn’t proof that one doesn’t need pills or surgery in order to achieve their weight loss goal, then I don’t know what is (*thumbs nose at lap-banders everywhere*).

On the exercise front, Wii Fit continues to whip me into shape! Here are the latest results, taken after today’s Body Test:

I was about 233 lbs. when I started in May. I’m now on my 66th day and at this point the bar graph can’t be seen in its entirety, so I had to zoom out and show it this way. Even so, you can see how much progress I’ve made.

And I promise a new Progress Photo is coming. Ann took one of me at the party but I was holding my cousin’s one-month-old son (which really made me want another :)) and you can’t really get an idea of what I’ve achieved. But I did get that wonderful new baby smell all over me.

That’s it for today. More news as it happens. See ya, and stay focused!

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  1. I read this (and a previous) post with interest as I also recently discovered the practice of “blog scraping” after it happened to me. I had never heard of such a thing before. Do people really see these things and buy diet pills? Do the people who set these fake blogs up actually make money doing it? Weird.

    Anywho… Congrats on your impressive weightloss. I’m also on WW and have lost 55 pounds to date. And I’m also excited about the availability of Pandora for my iphone – hope grooveshark shows up soon. Feel free to visit me at http://www.tastenotwaist.com and keep up the good work!

  2. I’m not entirely sure they make money by doing so, but as a writer I’m extremely offended when my content is used without my permission. This is especially true when my content is used to promote diet pills which, as you know, I am totally against.

    Thanks for the well wishes and congrats to you as well! We’re both proof that significant weight loss can be achieved with hard work and determination!

    The Pandora app is awesome. You’ll love it.

    And thanks also for the link to your blog. I will add it to my blogroll since just about all the others I used to have on there have been abandoned after only a few weeks of entries. I just hope the authors didn’t give up on their goals… 😦

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