Weekly Weigh-In #27

2008/09/23 at 7:26 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on September 23, 2008 at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets. Unauthorized use (blog scraping) constitutes copyright infringement and plagiarism. © 2008 David Moreno

A week fighting off an illness definitely kept me from where I’d rather be right now, which is…

  • Weekly Weigh-In #27: 203.5 lbs.
  • Last week’s Weigh-In: 202.5 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: +1.0 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 1.8 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 93.6 lbs.

As stated yesterday, it was a bad week on just about every level: sick, not exercising, eating to gain some of my energy back. In short, it was not a lot of fun and concentrating on my weight loss was the furthest thing from my mind.

Here’s a breakdown of activities from last week:

  • Monday: Worked half-day; no walk
  • Tuesday: Called in sick, no walk
  • Wednesday: Worked but only walked 1 mile since I was still sick
  • Thursday: See Wednesday
  • Friday: Went to lunch with co-workers; no walk
  • Only did one night of Wii Fit during that week

So as you can see, gaining only one pound this week might have been a good thing as I could have probably gained more. But unlike Weekly Weigh-In #12 when I asked for a do-over because of a battle with gastroenteritis, I’m going to take this one and run with it.

Moving on. Even with those results, my current weight of 203.5 lbs. might as well be 235 lbs. I’ve been stuck in the 200s for about six weeks now and it’s getting difficult to shake them, even when not ill, so I’ve decided to make a change.

See Traineo my ticker on the right? In case you hadn’t noticed I changed my goal weight, therefore my “To Go” numbers got bumped up a little. I have altered my goal weight to be 190 lbs. instead of 200 lbs. for a reason: those last few pounds were taunting me to hell! No seriously, they were! Now that I’m so close to my goal, I find myself slipping a little bit now and then, making it seem absolutely unachievable. That says nothing of the weight I’ve lost since starting because, well, losing that much seemed easy compared to these last 2 or 3 pounds.

I decided that they were going to be the death of me so rather than carefully try to meet them, I decided to aggressively rip right through them. It’s kind of like that theory I’ve heard about breaking boards in karate: imagine yourself trying to hit through the board behind the board.

I’m no karate expert, so who knows if I’m even right on that, but it seems like a logical way to get past these few pounds: work beyond them.

Gotta go. See you later!

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  1. You’ve pretty much already lost 1/3 of your previous body weight. That’s incredible!

    I’m not a Karate expert either but with boxing you always aim at least 5 inches beyond your target. I don’t currently have an exact goal. Perhaps I should.

  2. Thanks. It’s been anything but easy, that’s for sure. But worth it? Most definitely.

    Yeah, I’d heard about that aim in karate but wasn’t sure. Sounds logical.

    As far as a goal goes, mine was easy: 200 lbs. is such a nice, round number but there are differences in opinion when it comes to setting a goal weight. I guess the safest route would be to not exercise yourself into oblivion but to a healthy level.

    You’re doing well. Stick with it!

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