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Weekly Weigh-In: Down 1 Pound

Even though I ate out too much this week, I still dropped a pound. I can feel the momentum building. Time to start cooking my own low-carb meals.

Even though I ate out too much this week, I still dropped a pound. I can feel the momentum building. Time to start cooking my low-carb meals.

Despite lots of eating out, I lost 1 pound this week. Yes, I dodged a bullet. I thought for sure I gained. Just goes to show you that predicting scale readings isn’t my bailiwick.

That puts my total weight loss at 112 pounds. But I need to do better if I want to reach my goal weight (140 lbs) by year’s end.

Lesson learned. This week nothing but homemade meals.

It’s a perfect day today (sunny and no frickin’ rain!) so that means it’s grilling time at our humble, little Love Shack. On the grilling menu today – hamburgers, pork tenderloin, chicken breasts and thighs, and steak. That gives us a nice selection of meats for the week.

I’m working on some simple rubs, sauces and marinades while the meat thaws. All low carb, naturally!

I plan to take a short run before the meat hits the grill. Yes, it is a perfect day.

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh-In: Down 1 Pound

  1. Thanks for the note Kitty! You are spot on!

    When I started my weight loss journey 2 years ago, I gave myself 3 years to try to hit my goal weight. With just 7.5 months left, I agree 74 pounds is a tough one to hit. But I’ve never purposely cut my calories so drastically to drop the weight — I started this journey because of bad health and the last thing I want to do is sacrifice my health to hit a target date. If I “only” get to 180 by year’s end, then I’ll be very happy and just extend my goal to drop the rest.

    Also, the 140 pound goal weight is a number I picked out of the air. Truth is, my final goal weight maybe 150 or heck 125 for all I know. Once I hit the 175 lbs mark, I plan to chat with my doctor about what weight range makes the most sense for my body type.

    To help me reach the long term goal, I’ve set lots of short-term goals related to weight and exercise (like getting to 200 pounds by end of May — that’s more likely going to be end of June now). The short term goals I really strive for and use them to help me keep my momentum going so I can reach the long term goals. I’m a big believer in baby steps.

  2. To get to 140 by year end would require losing about 2 1/4 pounds per week for the rest of the year. As get to be lower weight creating that kind of calorie deficit will be really hard. I know you are really active so you have a shot at it. And, shooting for a hard goal can help you to do more than if you had a lower goal.

    At the same time, as you get closer to 140, it may not be possible to lose that much every week since your BMR will be going down a lot. Some people feel that they are a failure if they can’t lose at the pace they set as a goal. I just don’t want to see that happening for you since the goal is so difficult. That is, if you say ended the year and weight 180 pounds it would still be a huge, huge, huge triumph.

    I don’t want to discourage you setting a hard goal, but at the same time I don’t want to see you be discouraged if you do well but don’t meet it.

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