May 3 Weigh-In: Down 3 Pounds

Awesome! For the first time in weeks I feel back on track. This is what happens when you track your food!

Awesome! For the first time in weeks I feel back on track. This is what happens when you track your food!

After a week of successfully tracking my meals, my weight started moving in the right direction once again. I dropped 3 pounds this week. I do plan to celebrate…by going on a run.

I now weigh 214 pounds, for a total weight loss of 111 pounds. I did set a short-term goal to weigh 200 pounds by the end of May. I hoped to reach the 200-pound mark by the end of April, but thanks to a plateau, that didn’t happen.

So I pushed that short-term goal back to the end of May. It’s a tall order after the 5 pound gain over the last couple of weeks. I’ll need to lose an average of 3.5 pounds a week for that to happen. I’ll do my best, but I’m not going to starve myself.

Overall I have 74 more pounds to lose to reach my goal weight of 140 pounds. I think it’s realistic for me to reach goal by year’s end. Keeping my focus and not cutting corners with my good eating habits are key.

5 thoughts on “May 3 Weigh-In: Down 3 Pounds

    • I do reward small goals. I’m trying to do rewards that help re-enforce my healthy lifestyle — new running shoes or workout clothes, new makeup. For the major milestones I try to do something special like a day spa. When I hit the 200 pound mark, I’m thinking the hubby and I may try for a romantic weekend backpacking trip to the Shenandoah Valley.

    • Thanks Kitty! And tracking really does make a difference. We were talking at my Weight Watchers meeting about plateaus and 90% of the causes for plateaus is a loosening of our good eating habits. Tracking is the one habit that goes first for me. After 2 years of eating smart, I think there is a part of my brain that turns on once and says, “No need to track. I got this.” Sure enough I either stop losing weight (plateau) or start gaining. At least I recognize it and know how to fix it.

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