Putting a 7.6lb loss into perspective!!
3/20/2011 5:03 PM
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First of all, I do not have a secret formula drink I take for breakfast. I did not make a deal with the devil to get a 7.6lb loss this week. As I have said in the past, my secret is that I stay on plan. I eat within my points. I do not use my AP or WP. I also try to get as much AP as I can. That's all I do every week.
Two weeks ago I lost .2lbs. Last week I had my first gain of .6lbs. The only change this week was that I went back to walking more. The past 2 weeks were limited in my AP. I believe strongly in getting your buns up and moving. I also had eaten out at restaurants several times last week. Even though I stayed within my points, I think that too much restaurant prepared food was destructive. I fixed my own food this week just the way I have week after week.
I am now in week 12 since joining WW. I am averaging 4.7lbs. Total loss of 56.8lbs.
Now, did I write this blog to brag? Absolutely not!! I have written this blog to put things into perspective.
I do appreciate all the supportive comments. I got the feeling from many though that they felt discouraged that they were not losing weight like I am. I want to lay out everything here so that you know that it is WW PointsPlus and nothing else. The only thing that I have supplied is a determination to get this weight off of me.
Here are a few facts that separate me out. First, I'm of course a male. Historically we lose more week to week. I know it's not fair. I started at 391.4lbs. Twice to three times what many of you are. My goal weight is 220lbs. Also higher than what many of you even started at. I am 6'1" tall. Now you can see that I am a large guy even at my goal weight. Being my size has not restricted my ability to move. I am very able to move around without restriction. I'm just not happy with not "fitting" in.
If you are someone who is looking to lose 60lbs and in 12 weeks you have lost 20, then we are at the same point. We both have lost 1/3 of the weight needed to be at our goal weight. It's not all defined by the highest number. It is defined by the big picture and the non-scale victories.
I trust this plan and hope you do also. I hope that you take my loss this week as proof that staying on plan week after week is the answer. If you have a slow week or gain, then you need to stay the course and continue to do just what you did the week before. Your body will catch back up.
The only way to fail at WW is to quit. It may take months or it may take years,but it will and does work.
In a couple of weeks I will be taking you guys into my walking program and shed more light on what I do to succeed. So keep watching my blogs for those future posts. Again, I truly love the support that I get each and every day. Stay the plan and you will succeed.
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