Day 76 – Monday WEIGH IN – April 11, 2016 – Yes, I did take a sick day last Monday and declined posting my weight. Sometimes it is hard to face my weight especially when it is up from the prior Monday. It was only up .8 last Monday but up is not the direction I want to go on weigh-in day.
Today’s Weigh In
This morning, my weight was 163.2 pounds. I lost 2.2 pounds since last Monday for an accumulative, 10-week weight loss of 11.8 pounds. I started my blog on January 25, 2016, at 175 pounds. My goal is to lose 30 to 35 pounds, for a final weight of 140 to 145 pounds. I have 18.2 to 23.2 pounds to go.
I have lost a total of 14.75 inches of Body Fat since starting Facing MY FAT on January 25, 2016:
1.5″ in my BUST
2.5″ in my UPPER BELLY (4″ above belly button)
.5″ in my Upper WAIST (2″ above belly button)
3.5″ in my WAIST (at belly button)
3.5″ in my LOWER WAIST (2″ below belly button)
2″ in my HIPS
.5″ in my ARM
.75″ in in my CALF
Day 76 – Monday WEIGH IN
Last night, for the first time, I watched an old episode of Extreme Weight Loss. I found the show extremely challenging and inspiring at the same time. I don’t think I could do many of the exercises for the amount of reps that Chris Powell, the trainer pushed the participant to do. I could actually feel her pain.
The irony of coming across the show when surfing channels, is that just last week I posted Headlines Promise Quick Fixes and expressed my dismay at articles that promised quick weight loss. Mainly, that the articles failed to disclose the starting weight of the people.
Even Chris, in the show last night, stated that the average person could not lose a pound a day (the young lady had a starting weight of 355 pounds). After the year challenge, her ending weight was 145 pounds. She stated that she had to work even harder to lose the last 35 pounds.
Chris Powell moved in with her for the first three months to get her started with the first 90-pound weight loss goal. Training was 3 to 4 hours a day. And, there were huge prizes awarded for reaching certain goals.
I realize these people are in desperate health situations and need to lose the weight fast. At the same time, the show reminded me how hard it is for most of us to lose weight. And if we continue to be overweight, our health and risk of diabetes and heart disease is at stake as well.
Few of us can afford a personal trainer. And who has 3 to 4 hours a day to commit to exercise? And when we do lose the weight, there is no surgery awaiting us to remove any excess skin.
Our prize for losing weight may just be how good it feels mentally, emotionally and physically to have reached our goals. Our reward may be getting off any medications or lowering our cholesterol. Or perhaps the joy of buying new clothes or fitting into a pair of jeans we haven’t worn for years. I’ll gladly take all of the above.
When I started Facing MY FAT, my weight was in the obese category. I shared this on Day 23 – BMI Body Mass Index.
Although still overweight, I am going in the right direction more often than not; albeit slowly.
Facing MY FAT,
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