Diet Update: Week 8


A bit of a strange week this week. The day after I posted last week, I lost 2 pounds. In a day. That wasn’t expected, and it’s not like I starved myself that day, either. Just a random drop. Then, later on in the week, we took the kids to the university cafeteria, which was about as close of a trip to heaven as I think TRC and DC have had. Unlimited Lucky Charms? All the chocolate milk you can drink? Ice cream? Cookies? Pizza? Fries? Jello? Pudding?

They ate, and ate, and ate, and ate. Then they complained about how full they were. And then, after reconsidering, they ate some more.

Me? I had a huge salad and then a plate of food and a single dessert.

I still put on the two pounds I’d lost. This just reminds me why it’s important that I diet to below my target end weight, so that when the inevitable bounce happens, it bounces me to my target, as opposed to above it.

In any case, it was a week filled with some weight fluctuation, and that’s not a good thing. Still, it’s ended on a pretty consistent number: 199.4.

That’s right, folks! I’m below 200 again! I know that’s not really a big thing. It’s another 2 pounds lost this week, just like weight loss any week. But it’s a big mental step. The last time I went under 200 pounds was June 17, 2009 (ah, the advantages of having a detailed blog . . .) I didn’t write when I went over 200, of course. No one likes to keep track of those milestones. Either way, it’s been about 4 years. But as I was looking over my diet blogs from yesteryear, I saw some very comforting numbers–the struggle to get below 218, for example.

This time, I never let myself get that high to begin with.

It’s nice to think I might be making some progress on the whole, even if the progress is slow.

Either which way, I’m back under 200, and hopeful it keeps up. I’ve now lost 14.6 pounds total–1.825 pounds per week. Still above my goal of 1.4 pounds.

Onward and downward!

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