So, I have finally broken a huge milestone in my quest for better health. Well, better body weight anyways. I just weighed myself in at the usual day/time that I always do. And the scale was at 179 pounds. That is a 31 pound weight loss since I first started exercising and eating less since July. Some people find it hard to believe that I lost that much weight. Almost a 15% reduction in body weight.
I'm pretty happy with the results, but it of course hasn't been easy. I really didn't lose any weight for the first month of exercising everyday. Then it was a steady decline until I got to around 186 pounds. I wasn't losing weight for like a month, then finally started to lose a pound a week for 3 weeks. Then I was stuck around 183-84...until a few weeks ago when I was very ill. I had the flu and was out for about 7 days and then had sinus problems for another week. I didn't eat anything, but I did stop exercising as well. This week has been the first week that I have exercised in about 3 weeks. So, although I felt like I was on my death bed, I have managed to lose 4-5 pounds.
I still have a ways to go. I am hoping to get down to around 170. I'll keep you posted.