Weigh Day (week four)

Just as I suspected…I lost 1 pound this week.  First of all, I knew the weight would not continue to come off so quickly.  Second of all, I cheated this week.  Shame on me.

However, 15.6 pounds lost in one month is certainly not shabby.  In fact, that is a pretty decent (and healthy) loss.  That is an average of 3.9 pounds lost per week, so not too much but progress is good.

When I officially began this journey four weeks ago my BMI was 49.  Today my BMI is 46.  I am not certain that would make a significant difference in a health professional’s eyes, but again progress is good.  Although, for someone my height the health professionals’ chart of height-weight ratio determines I should be around 160 pounds.  I can tell you that will *never* happen.  Ever.  At age 16 I was around 180 pounds and I was perfectly fit.  I wore a size 10, which for my body type and build, was perfect.  So, in a doctor’s eyes I will always be “overweight,” but I do not care about their standards, frankly.

I am facing this week with excitement and anticipation.  I meet with my new personal trainer on Tuesday, and I hope I will love him.  I met him briefly last week (just to schedule the appointment), and he seemed wonderful.  He is also going to give me some nutritional information.  I asked about semolina, couscous, and dark rye bread with this “no refined, enriched, or bleached flour” consumption.  I am not sure if I am supposed to be eating those things, but he said he would let me know on Tuesday.

It is still early, but I am already exhausted today.  My chicklets and I gardened for three hours earlier, and it kicked my butt.  I hope to be up for dancing later, but if I am not I think I will still be okay.  I have no idea exactly how many calories I burned out there that long, of course.  However, I think it was a decent amount with all the lifting (40-lb. bags of soil), digging, squatting, etc.

How did your week go?  Have you made satisfactory progress?  If not, what can you do this week to improve your results?

-Erica

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