There has been a lot of crossing new milestones in the last 2 days... When I started on this journey, I had divided my weight loss plan in 4 losing steps. The first was to lose 20 pounds, then 15 pounds for each of the next 3 steps. My weight is now down to 178.4 lbs which is one milestone, and I'm done with step 2 of my plan, another milestone, and I'm in the 170s lbs, one more milestone . It's going a lot faster than I expected.
When is the rapid weight loss supposed to slow down? I have no idea, everything I expected didn't happen, it's not slowing down, it's even speeding up. For the next few days I am facing a difficult problem, I want to maintain this weight. I just need to make sure it's a normal weight loss that is not hiding something else.
So this morning, I ate my regular breakfast of yoghurt and raspberries but without cereal and instead had 2 healthier peanut butter toasts. That's a lot of food, I feel like I'll bust at the seams! For lunch (keep that between us, my wife is not aware of this) I will have nachos, there is no sour cream, I might take a walk to the store to get some but in any case I'll put plenty of cheese. (wife here: we have Greek yoghurt to replace the sour cream or so was the plan…) For supper, hamburger and fries, I'll eat at least a small size fries. Let see what happens to my weigh tomorrow. I will not have sugar, or alcohol there are still restrictions that I will not cross.
Tomorrow if my weight has increased or at least stayed the same, I'll be happy and resume what I was doing. if I have lost weight, there might be a health problem, I'll make an appointment to see my doctor.
While we are on the health issue, my back is giving me a lot of problems lately, so for a time I have stopped running and will only keep walking for my exercise. I'll see how it feels after a week. I hate stopping my training schedule, but first and foremost, I want to maintain a healthy attitude and running might be doing more harm at this point. We’ll see!
I’m keeping my goal of a 150K steps for this week, I really want to get a new badge for winning a step challenge with my vivofit. As of this morning, I'm first! We can write comments in the vivofit website challenge and I have stated how many steps I was planning to walk, I just want the soon-to-be-losers to know what they have to face up to. :) It's all in the spirit of raising the bar!
I'm starting to see more and more people coming back to Val-des-Bois after the long winter. These people have only known me as an obese man so I get a lot of: “Wow you look so much younger!” or “Have you lost weight?” The weight loss is so evident that even I am starting to think I look great LOL. It's really great to get the acknowledgments, but I can't let that go to my head. I must say though that it did a bit and with my head in the clouds from those few compliments, boy were my steps light.Yesterday I had a choice between doing our income tax or writing my post; our government is not too understanding so I chose to file our returns. I hate, no let me just re-type this in upper case, I HATE filling up those forms and I'm using a computer program. Every year it's the same thing, the government already has all my information, why can't they just send me a statement saying: “Dear Richard, after reviewing your income for this year and comparing it with our expenses, we decided to get more money from you and your wife. Please send us the money right now, we need to get a new welcome mat at the house of not-common as soon as possible. If we ever owed you money, you could wait for it, we can’t!” Any one love filling up their income tax?