Today is my weighing day, I officially weigh myself every 2 weeks. My goal is to lose 2.5 lbs during that time.
Before I reveal my new weight, I’d like to recap that in the past 2 weeks, we were on the road for two full days and we ate in restaurants. I also didn't exercise at all, just stepped on the gas pedal. I didn't exercise the day after we arrived either, I was recuperating from the long journey.
Last week we ordered PIZZA and we also ate at one more restaurant. So, if I tally the last 2 weeks, a lot of meals in restaurants and 3 days without exercising...
I lost 6 pounds! You read it correctly, and it’s not a misprint, S-I-X pounds. My weight this morning is 180.8 lbs. This is twice as much as I wanted to lose, I should have been excited right? But I was not!
Mind is a powerful tool that sometimes work for you but at other times works against you. Yesterday I realized that as I was getting closer and closer to reaching the 170s lbs range and I was feeling uneasy about crossing from the 180s lbs. Dropping down from the 190s lbs to the 180s lbs however, was an accomplishment. The thing is that when I was in my 30s my weight was in the 170s lbs range and I couldn't find my way back to the 160s lbs. It's when, I accepted that I was overweight and adapted my pants size to a larger size, a couple of times. It's when I gave up my health for the comfort of food and wine. It's when I was hopeless and kept gaining a lot of weight and looking at XL size clothes rack and then XXL.
It's not rational, I know, so I will not focus much on those negative feelings, I'll keep doing what I'm doing and get pass the 170s lbs range as fast as I can manage. I'm not excited about it as I was to cross to the 180s lbs barrier but I'm really calm about it. I'm not that 30ish man I was, I am one determined 55 years old who is on his way to lose it all.
On a side note, I also crossed a big milestone; more than half of my weight goal is gone! It took 3 months to accomplish that (my goal is to lose 65 pounds in a year)... so I have 9 months left to lose the other half. Which is what I expected; losing the first half of the 65 lbs was fast but at some point in the next few months, my weight loss should be slowing down.