Weekly Update - 8/26/07

August 26, 2007 · 3 comments

  • Diet starting weight: 295
  • Week starting weight: 293
  • Today’s weight: 290
  • Week weight lost: 3 lbs
  • Total weight lost: 5 lbs

I was hoping to get into the 280s this week, but I’ll have to settle for wiping out last weeks gain and moving the chart back in the right direction.

Things I did well this week:

  • Followed my strength training program every day for the second straight week despite having to go out of town for a couple of days.  I got one workout in the morning that I left (had to get up at 3:30am to do it!) and yesterday I combined my Friday and Saturday workout.
  • Did not have any binge episodes
  • I stuck pretty close to my eating plan - but I am beginning to think I need to start reducing even more the calories I’m taking in.

Things I did not so well this week:

  • Still have not articulated weight loss goals and milestones.
  • Still no cardio (although I’m ready to start that tomorrow having bought a new pair of shoes).
  • I’m not drinking enough water.

While I am really happy with my dedication to my strength training program and I am happy with my ability to reduce my consumption of food at restaurants, I am disappointed to have only lost a total of 5 pounds in almost a month on my program.  On the one hand, my long term goal is a pound a week for a couple of years, so I am technically on track for that so far.  On the other hand in my previous experiences with dieting I always saw much more dramatic results in the first few weeks of dieting.  So this is either a good thing that I am not seeing that, or a bad thing, and I don’t know yet which.

I believe this week is going to be a key week for me as my expectation is that I will continue following my strength training program as well as adding cardio workouts.  If I can watch my diet for the week and add good cardio workouts every day I have high expectations for my results next Sunday.

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Angela August 26, 2007 at 9:57 am

This is FABULOUS!! Three pounds is a substantial loss. CONGRATULATIONS on the loss and on sticking to your plan while out of town. That’s probably an even greater victory. You go!!

GeorgieGirl August 26, 2007 at 10:41 am

What a week! And your dedication… getting up at 3:30am for a workout! I’m impressed!

I’ve heard slow and steady wins the race. It no doubt applies to weight loss too.


john August 26, 2007 at 10:44 am

Thanks for the positive comments! My goal is to string a few of these kinds of weeks together.

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