Weigh-In Day #25

A good weigh-in this week, tipping the scales at 170.5 kg (376 lb), down 2.1 kg (4.6 lb) from last week. That’s 17.8 kg (39.2 lbs) since I started going to WW meetings again after the COVID lockdown that had us all Zooming, and 21.8 kg (46.3 lb) since I rejoined WW in 2017. So I’m happy about that, but I’m also feeling a bit anxious, because I’ve been going along pretty good for ten weeks now, and I’m starting to worry that I’m going to let myself get knocked off track in the next month or so. I’m hoping that, by being aware of the possibility, I’ll be more capable of stopping it from happening. I’ve got more tools in my toolbox this time around. I’ve got some contingency plans, because I’ve been here before.

The lowest weight I’ve recorded since June 2017 is 164.7 kg (363 lb) on 5 March 2018. If I can keep up my average weight loss from the last ten weeks, I can get under 164.7 kg before the end of October. That’s my goal. If I can stay on track, I can do this.

The loss this week is mainly due to being reasonably careful about what I ate. I didn’t plan out every meal in advance, but I’ve been keeping busy to reduce the urge to snack, and I’ve mostly been eating healthy meals. And tracking them so that I know how I’m doing on any given day. I’ve tried (and mostly succeeded) in staying in a focused and positive mood, which is probably the most important thing of all. And I’ve been walking every day, including a couple of big walks. Today, for example, I got up early and went for a big 7 km (4.3 mi) walk along the river. Sometimes it wasn’t much more than a leisurely stroll, but some of it was legit one-foot-in-front-of-the-other pavement pounding. And it was a gorgeous morning in Brisbane, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I’ve done three of these walks along the river in the last month, and I’m glad that they’re getting easier, so that I’m enjoying them more. Yet again I didn’t think of taking pictures until near the end of the walk, but I got a few of the river:

Overall, I’m pretty damned happy with the way I handled the week. I know the coming weeks are going to be more challenging, and I’m going to try hard to meet them.

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