Thursday, March 14, 2013

Health update #12 Milestone

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.