Week 1 Weigh In

Despite going completely off the rails this weekend in regards to food consumption, I am happy to report a loss of 1.4 lbs this week.


I’ll take whatever downward progression I can get.

Starting Weight: 268.4 lbs
Today’s Weight: 265.8 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Pounds to Goal: 105.8 lbs

As mentioned, I did not make great nutrition choices this weekend. It started on Friday night with a home-cooked birthday celebration for my dad’s 59th birthday. The next day featured a morning at my parents’ house – their cabinets and pantry are always full of trigger foods. With Sunday being the first full day of NFL football, I backslid into old habits of snacking on foods generally devoid of nutrition. However, there were some wins including the apple I sliced up to eat, the carrots I peeled and sliced to eat with hummus and the preparing of a healthy breakfast to take to work this morning.

The biggest win of the weekend, though, was completing the first day of Couch to 5K. After doing some volunteer work on Saturday morning, I headed to my favorite old running route and fired up Active.com’s C25K app on my phone. It was hard – incredibly hard – but I completed it. I had no illusions that running at 265+ pounds would be difficult, but I was unprepared for just how difficult. Even when I was training for and running the half marathon in 2012 I was overweight. I’m now 40+ pounds above that weight, and my body can definitely tell the difference.



4 thoughts on “Week 1 Weigh In

  1. You can do it! C25K helped me lose 40lbs (although changing my eating habits was a huge factor too). I am repeated Week 5 right now- My advice is, if you feel you need to repeat a workout- go ahead. As long as you are doing it! I repeated Week 4 (felt terrible about it at first) but after the second time doing it, I was soooo ready for Week 5! Keep at it!!

    • I agree – repeating workouts and weeks are a key that I think a lot of people don’t realize. C25K helped me start running a few years ago, and I think it will work great again, this time!

      Congratulations on your weight loss!

  2. I am on week 4 of couch25k. Congrats on starting.
    I have been doing all my workouts and feel good but haven’t seen any real weight loss. I eat healthy as well but I am trying to let how I feel (which is good) keep me motivated rather than the unchanging # on the scale.

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