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.