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?