Diet Update: Week 10

We’ve now made it to week 10. What is that–70 days of dieting? No wonder I’m getting tired of it. This was a strange week. MC’s here now, and my routine is all shot to pieces. I’ve been eating food I don’t normally eat, at times I don’t normally eat it, and I haven’t been able to be as good about weighing things as I’d like to be. Add in the stress of having a new baby, and you’d figure the situation would be ripe for some weight gain. I was planning on that, actually.

But because I was planning on that, I also ate less than I normally do. I exercised more. I was much more conscious about limiting things. And even with all of that, up until a few days ago, it looked like I would have lost about .6 pounds for the week. Not great, but nothing to sniff at, either.

Weight this morning? 195.8. That’s 2.4 pounds lost since last week, making it my best week in a long time! My BMI is down to 25.1, meaning I’m .2 points away from officially being “normal” again. (I wonder if I can get that certified . . . )

I feel quite good, despite the fact that I haven’t been sleeping well. The diet’s doing what it’s supposed to be doing, and I’ve been able to stick with it so far. I’m actually about 3 weeks ahead of schedule, give or take. So that’s a good feeling.

Maybe this next week will catch up with me some. I’m not sure. But for now, I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing. I definitely feel like I’ve lost weight, and I suppose I should–I’m up to 18.2 pounds gone. 17.8 to go, which means I’ve passed the halfway mark, too. A bunch of great milestones. So does that mean I’ll be done in 10 more weeks? July 9th? Seems like a ways away, but who knows . . .

3 thoughts on “Diet Update: Week 10”

  1. Question from a non-dieter: I don’t get how you can diet for just a set period of time. If you stop dieting, don’t you just gain all the weight back?

    I’ve always made long-term changes to my “diet”–things I know I can do forever, instead of things for a scheduled period of time. This means that every dietary change I make has to be tastier, easier, and flexible. Works for me. But because of that I always wonder about people talking about going “on” and “off” their diet. I don’t get how that works. Explain?

  2. Easy. To maintain my weight, i need to eat around 2500 calories per day. I have probably been eating more like 3000. To go on a diet, I eat much less. I’m eating around 1600 or 1700 per day–cutting my intake of food in half, give or take. This lets me lose weight. Once I reach my goal weight, I transition to eating what I’m *supposed* to eat, more or less.

    The goal, of course, is to make permanent changes to my food intake so that I don’t have to diet in the future. In practice, I don’t do as great as I could at this. Still, I usually take years to put back on what I lose in months, which I think isn’t too bad. Hopefully I’m better this time. But I’m really against losing massive weight in days or weeks. Then you just almost inevitably put it all back on weeks later.

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