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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.

      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.

      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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