Countdown to Vegas - Week 4

December 12, 2010 · 4 comments

  • Diet starting weight: 304
  • Week starting weight: 296
  • Today’s weight: 295
  • Week weight loss: 1 lb
  • Total weight lost: 9 lbs

This is my fourth weekly loss in a row in my Countdown to Vegas challenge. If you look at my weight loss chart you will see I’ve broken the upward trendline, which certainly is good to see. 295 pounds is where I was at when I first started this blog, so it is really good to see that weight again considering the gaining I have done the last couple of years. To be honest, the scale this morning said 295.8 but I always just truncate the decimal points to make it easy, so it’s 295 in my book.

Normally I wouldn’t be very excited about a 1 pound loss (although I do think momentum is good no matter how small) but this week I am thrilled with the loss since I was out of town in Atlanta for most of the week. I love me some southern food and I had my chance to eat plenty of it. As it turns out I ended up eating more greek food than southern food, but I did get one meal of catfish, ribs, chicken, black eyed peas, collard greens, biscuits and peach cobbler.

I normally find it very challenging to be good while out of town and while I wasn’t perfect (stupid Chinese delivery) I did for the most part make good choices all week.

Things I did well this week:

  • Repeated my mantra “Vegas, baby, Vegas” numerous times every day, which helped keep me focused on making better decisions.
  • Drank a lot of water every day

Things I did not so well this week:

  • Need to be more active with exercise - should be sweating every day.
  • One major binge in the hotel: Chinese delivery. I couldn’t decide what I wanted so ordered a variety. And ate it all.

I sometimes find myself slipping a little on my eating on Sundays, especially after I post my update post. It’s sort of an excuse to catch up on some eating or something. But not today, I had a protein shake for breakfast and I plan to eat well throughout the day to make sure I kick the week off well. I’m not doing any traveling this week and should have no excuses for not kicking butt on my eating. Exercise will be harder with my treadmill broken and it being subzero temperatures outside, but I plan to make an improved effort there as well. I would really like to see a 2 pound loss this week.

Four weeks, four losses - a promising start to my goal of losing 40 pounds by June 30th, 2011.

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Ron December 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

Congrats on the loss John!

John December 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Anytime your usual routine is interfered with it is going to be difficult too eat correctly. Any loss is a good loss during these periods. This is why I think the holidays are so difficult, because your whole routine is thrown off.

Cynthia December 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Excellent job! Especially if you weren’t in your normal routine! Nice to see the steep plunge on the graph lately! I’ve had my own streak going and hope I can add to it with some kind of loss myself tomorrow.

holly December 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Way to go John!! One pound down is better then none (and waay better than a gain) keep at it and you’ll be in Vegas in no time!

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