OK so you know I just get on the scales when I feel like it, I don’t have a weigh day and today was one of those feel like it days. I’m about to go to bed but figured I’d spread the positivity after having been a bit negative lately.
In the 11 days since I last weighed in I have lost a further 4 pounds, bringing my grand total lost to 81 lbs.
It’s slowing down and will slow down more. I have lost 81lbs since April 2014 that is 36.74kgs or 5 stone 8 pounds, I’m not carrying that weight on my back when I’m walking or living anymore, I don’t have to expend as much effort to just stay alive and do ordinary things so my formal exercise is stepping up now as I get fitter, thinner and my stamina builds. That will compensate a bit but I think my days of massive numbers are gone.
I’m not reducing my food intake at this point in time or at least until after I’ve made it through the winter and so I’m about to start a new slow determined pace to get out of the obesity zone on the BMI chart.
It’s going to take time and hopefully now I’m 81 pounds down, I have more time, it’s not such a hurry as it was when I was killing myself. I knew this would happen, I was prepared and I’m ready for it. Progress is progress and I’m not down playing a 4lb loss because that’s fabulous by anyone’s standards, but I know it can throw you off when you’ve been losing big and it turns to a trickle.
If you’ve just spotted my story, I’m 47 and I started off at 347 pounds and I’ve done this with eating and activity. Eating has been healthy in the main, following a low fat, sugar and salt route, minimal carbs, tons of fresh stuff, gallons of water. Activity started 5 months ago with sitting in a chair clapping like a walrus and now involves all manner of things, walking, gym, cross fit, running, tai chi, swimming, boxercise, dancing, cycling plus extreme house work and gardening.
I eat a lot, I have a big appetite, I set out on this quest determined not to reduce my food intake but to change the food I intook. The amount is better planned now and has shrunk somewhat as some days I just can’t eat as much especially if I’ve had a massive work out, but largely I stuff my face good and well. I don’t get hungry. Rather I am not going hungry.
I also tackled the demon in my head and found that bugger was the biggest battle and beating it was the key to this and so that fight has been raging on for a while now and I’m winning, some days there are intricacies of the demon which I have problems strategising against so I just charge at it like it’s a door someone is hiding my children behind and I knock it and myself off balance until I can figure out the smart move.
It’s a fight, it will always be a fight, I know that and that’s why this time is different, that’s why this time it’s not even hard to do and this time I’m sure it’s going to the kill. The demon and I will have our show down, like the final boss on a PS2 platform game, I’m getting stronger, I’m learning skills, I’m building my armoury, I’m figuring out moves, I’m going to get that sucker. Until then I’m happy to be a victor in training and today I realise I’m not such a bad student.