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Weekly Weigh In: Shed 3 Pounds To Close Out Great Week

I capped off an awesome week with a weight loss of 3 pounds. That pushes me into the 180s! The march to the 170s begins now!

I capped off an awesome week with a weight loss of 3 pounds. That pushes me into the 180s! The march to the 170s begins now!

When I stepped on my doctor’s scale mid-week, I was so happy I entered the 180s. But the next day I started worrying about my weekend weigh-in.  Ah…I hate the fact that damn scale still can do this to me. Since I talked with my doctor about setting a goal weight, I’ve got numbers on my mind. So it is understandable, but I can’t let it dominate (i.e., derail) me.

Anyway, I worried about today’s weigh-in. At 189 pounds I barely snuck into my new weight range. I could easily go back into the 190s if I didn’t keep my focus.

Well thanks to a lot of running, walking (the weather gods were kind to me), and listening to motivational podcasts this week, I kept that focus and tracked everything.  Thanks to that constant vigilance, I did some course correcting before potential problems hit (man, I love cream in my coffee). The result, I lost 3 pounds this week.

At 187 lbs., I am firmly in the 180s now…but don’t intent to stay their very long. My new mini-target is 179 lbs. Why? When my weight reaches 179, that means I’ve lost 45% of my total weight since this journey began. Just 8 more pounds then onto the next mini-target. Yay!

The last time I took an “after” photo, I was 30 pounds heavier. So I think it’s time to take new measurements and a new “after” photo. Nothing takes away the power of the scale like photography and a good old fashion tape measure.

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4 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh In: Shed 3 Pounds To Close Out Great Week

  1. That’s fantastic, thanks for inspiring!

  2. amarilyn on said:

    What do you do for motivation? What do you listen to? etc.

    • I have a couple of podcasts I listen to (and am on the hunt for more). One is the Spartan Up Podcast. Its by the folks who do the Spartan races. Basically they interview a cross section of people (authors, business leaders, athletes, navy seals, etc) to find out why they are successful, what motivates/drives them and how the listener/viewer can translate it to their fitness/weight loss strategies. It’s really motivational and I get lots of ideas from it and not all are about weight loss. That one is on youtube but you can also listen via itunes. http://www.spartanuppodcast.com/

      There’s also The Cut The Fat podcast. That is specifically about weight loss and offers ideas/strategies to keep you focused. I suggest you start with episode 70 Becoming a weight loss pro part 1 (link below). A lot of good info and I read the book they are pulling info from so it was perfect timing. http://cutthefatpodcast.com/2462/fat-loss-podcasts/episode-70-becoming-a-weight-loss-pro-part-1-the-secret-to-weight-loss-success

      This week I’m trying the Livin’La Vida Low Carb. I’ve heard good things about it so I’m going to give it a shot.

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