Friday, August 29

Friday weigh-in

198.5!

Hooray! I lost 2.5 pounds last week! Finally, something more than 1!

The Weight Watchers site, when I put my weight in today, said something like 'We don't recommend that you lose more than 2 pounds a week. Please change your approach.'

Me: Are you out of your mind? ;-)

Anyway, it's a nice surprise because, as I wrote in my belated post last week, I totally fell off the Points wagon Friday, Saturday, and some of Sunday. But I was down to 198.5 by Wednesday. Up a little Thursday, but back down today. Hooray!

Impossibly hopeful wish: If I could keep up 2 pounds a week, I'd be down to my goal by December 12th. Seems kind of unrealistic, though. I mean, there's our anniversary, Disney World Vacation, probably two business trips, Christine's birthday and Thanksgiving. What do you think? I think it's too much to hope for.

How many times have I had to get down below 200 again? I think this is the 4th. That sucks.

The desperate prayer that always comes to mind:

'Dear God, please don't let me get up above 200 ever again.'

Obviously I've been the problem, and this is not a mature prayer, but there you have it.

Push-ups continue to go well for my part. I hedge because some genius thought it was a good idea to go from 69 push-ups at the end of week 2 to 99 on the first day of week 3. Not possible, at least for me. I did all of the first 4 sets, 74, but only 10 of the last set of 25. I'll either stay on this day until I can complete it or repeat the week until I can complete it. We'll see.

Thanks for your continued support. Keep those thoughts and prayers headed my way.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Well done! I stepped on the scale yesterday at the gym and was 150 on the nose! That was my goal for Disney. Hoping for a couple of more in the next 2 weeks, but am more than thrilled with my progress. My mom is taking me shopping tomorrow to get some new clothes. Mine are too loose, isn't that sad ;-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats. Careful with the push ups if you're going to use pounds as your gauge - muscle mass much heavier than uh, um, ah, _ _ _ . My full faith and confidence have you side stepping each obstacle you've thrown in your own way. You got me on that logic. I believe the Secretary of the Department of Understatement would have stopped at, "That sucks." ;~)

Sean said...

thanks, Kathy, and way to go! yeah, sorry about the too-big clothes ;-)

G: good reminder. i am pretty burly, so the muscle mass could be distorting my results ;-)

and thanks for not using the 'f' word ;-)

extremely well-said: thanks for your faith that i will finally overcome my own obstacles! i am hoping so, too!

look! down there in the links to this post: Jason is writing again! hooray!

Belladonna said...

Ya know, I'm a pretty ehtical person by nature. If you lost your wallet and I FOUND it, well you bet I would return it to you.

So now you've lost a couple pounds. Seems they showed up here. While I commend you for your health choices, this new girth does NOT belong on MY hips. Take it back please. Feed it to a stray dog or toss it to the wind, but no more sending to Pacific Northwest!