Monday, April 8, 2013

Mad Monday Weigh In...

today's weigh in...215.00! loss of 2.4 lbs. I'm happy with this, and it shows that I have been really trying this past week after last weeks yuck! So close to that 60 lb mark since my highest! So want to see the other side of 215.
So my totals are:
59.8 lbs down since 8/22/12!
45.2 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!

My average weight loss has gone down a bit since I decided to get serious (about 2 months before surgery). Lets recap. I have averaged a loss 1.76 lbs a week since 8/22/13. I have averaged a loss 1.81 lbs a week since surgery 10/15/12.

8/22/12 to 9/30/12? Loss 9.4 lbs
10/1/12 to 10/31/12 (Surgery was 10/15/13)? Loss 15.4 lbs
11/1/12 to 11/30/12? Loss 6 lbs
12/1/12 to 12/31/12? Loss 10 lbs (this was epic. I couldn't believe I lost 10 lbs over the holidays.)
1/1/13 to 1/31/13? Loss 7.2 lbs
2/1/13 to 2/28/13? Loss 6 lbs
3/1/13 to 3/31/13? Loss 4 lbs (Yikes 2 weeks with no exercise. Hernia surgery...)
4/1/13 to 4/8/13? Loss 1.8 lbs

I was hoping to hit the 50lb mark by next Wednesday but I don't think I am going to make it. I will be 6 months post-op on 4/15/13. And when I hit 209.8 that will be 1/2 way to my goal of 145. 

That's OK. I am good with my results thus far. I do still wish there was a magic wand I could waive that would make it go faster. But alas....

Marc inspires me with the tracking of his miles. So I am going to try this too! Hope you don't mind Marc!

I am keeping a spreadsheet on this. So far I have 35.96 treadmill/outdoor miles jogging/walking with the C25K program. 23.38 miles is outside. I prefer the outside to the treadmill. It scares me because I do not feel very steady. It's a really old treadmill, maybe that's why. I plan on getting a new one in June.

It's neat seeing this number. I don't have a mileage goal set, but this will help me to better track my run days!

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This weekend was good. Saturday I got my sweat on with the elliptical and yesterday I did W6D1 followed by W3D2. I got 4 miles in! I am trying to work on increasing my pace with my second set. I was able to run faster for about 45 seconds. I will clock it better this week. Typically I can only get 2 miles in during the week and save the 4 miles for the weekends because of work. We will see if I can get out of work early this week to get more in.

I think I am going to have to find another place to swim until August. They are getting busier with the summer coming and have less appointment slots available. We shall see. I might look into the rec center.

The weekend was beautiful. We didn't get the bikes out but they are cleaned, checked and ready to go! Maybe next weekend.

Colorado weather is crazy. It was a nice WINDY 66 degrees today, and we are expecting a blizzard tonight!! They are calling for 18 degrees tomorrow and 7 - 12 inches of snow! If it is going to snow I hope it just dumps. I would really like another day off!

Work has gotten cosmically boring. I was done working by 11 AM today. Going to be a long six weeks. Got caught up on blogs though!

OK I have to stop typing, I have to leave for the pool.  5 o'clock appointment today.

I leave you with this! I stole them from Julie. :) She posts some great inspirational quotes!

Have a great night everyone!


  1. 2.4 is a great loss. Good job.

  2. Hi Chris! Yes, You are just doing so wonderfully. Just keep doing what you're doing. I love to hear of your success.

    :-) Marion

  3. Wahoo! You rock! That is awesome!

    I LOVE the pictures! They make me smile :-)


  4. Hi Chris:) I am very touched that you found my tracking inspiring. Oh, the pressure now;) (note to self, must not give up, people are watching:) Congratulations on another scale victory!

  5. Love the motivational posters. Also love that you had a good loss this week. Sometimes you have to take a step back so you can jump forward.

  6. Great loss, Chris! I'm right around the same numbers as you. Even currently weighing 215! But my official weigh-in isn't until Friday. Keep it up!

  7. Thanks for all the comments & support everyone! Marc, I am almost to 40 miles!! Deirdre, I love motivational posters too. I can never find them though!