Ahead of Schedule

After my run yesterday, I weighed myself in at 174.1 lbs. This is the second time I weighed 174 lbs in the past few days, but I didn’t count the first one because I thought it was a scale mis-read. Turns out, it’s possible I am weighing in the 174 range. And this is great news.

I planned/plan on progress of 2.5 lbs per week. I’m in my third week, and I’m ahead of schedule. I started this latest round of discipline at 183.8 lbs, and as of last night, weighing 174.1 lbs gives me a total loss so far of 9.7 lbs. That puts me at just .3 lbs from this week’s 2.5 lbs goal.

Sherry and I were discussing weight loss last night after my run, and we both noted how we both either lose weight or size, but not both at the same time. I went through a 3-4 day period of not losing any weight, but noticing my trousers getting looser. Then, 4 lbs went away almost overnight, while the clothes still feel the same. She’s experiencing the same thing right now: clothes are getting looser although she’s not shedding the weight.

If I can keep this progress moving, I’ll be happy. If I can get to 172 lbs (or somewhere close) by the end of this week, I would be elated. If not? That’s okay, too. After all, these are goals, not hard numbers I must hit for anything other than peace of mind.

Remember the following:

  • Goals are nothing more than tools used to motivate. If you don’t reach one, analyze your process and the goal itself. Was it realistic? Was it aggressive? Did you do everything in your power to reach it?
  • Weight and size very rarely are lost at the same time. For me and others, it’s one or the other, and is like a pendulum swinging back and forth. Don’t fret losing one and not the other. It’ll come.

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