Thursday, April 23, 2009

Week 16

Not good news this week, and I'm not sure why. I kept within my calories every day. I exercised 3.5 hours. I ate no candy.

Yesterday I did have a value meal at McD's for a combo breakfast/snack that while within calories was high in fat. So I'm sure that didn't help.

April 1: 236.8
April 16: 232.6
April 23: 234

One disappointing thing is that one April 19 I was 231.6. Ah well. Just like life, weight has its ups and downs. I just don't want those ups to come on the day I report to you.

On April 23, 2008 I weighed 266, so I weigh 32 pounds less than a year ago.

Next week I will combine week 17 with May 1, so you'll hear from me 1 week and 1 day away and I hope that I am at least down to 232.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Week 15

Things are progressing nicely for this ol' gal!

April 1:   236.8
April 8:  234.6
April 16:  232.6

January 1:  247.6
April 16:     232.6

Exercise for this week:  4 hours 25 min.
Still no french fries, or soda.  I did have 1/2 of a small cookie bar.  So far for April no candy, ice cream, pie, etc.

Pounds lost in 2009:  15
15 pounds in 15 weeks!!

Weight in 2008:  265
Weight today:  232.6
Difference:  32.4 pounds

I can climb a flight of steps.
I can bend over and tie my shoes.
I can wear smaller size clothes.
I am eating a more healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Week 14

Last week I combined the April 1 posting together with week 13 even though it was one day off. On April 1 I weighed 236.8 but after my birthday dinner out (no sweets) I soared the next day to 239.8 but was back down on Friday. It could have been just one of those weird things that happen to people who weigh daily. Yes, I weigh daily but I report it on CalorieKing weekly and you have to look at the bigger picture.

January 1: 247.6
April 1: 236.8
April 9: 234.6
April 9, 2008: 264.6 Today I weigh 30 pounds less. I am 36.4 pounds lighter than my highest weight.

On CalorieKing I checked my stats for the 6 months I've been with them.

Oct. 3, 2008 April 6, 2009
Waist 44 39.5
Hips 49.5 46
Chest 40.5 37.25 (I measure under the boobs)
Thigh 27 24
BMI 40.9 36.6 Still considered obese, but getting closer to being "overweight."

Looking back over this period of time I can see I am making significant headway.

Still no french fries or soda. This month I am eating no sweets. On May 1 I will eat one Hersheys Dark Chocolate Nugget. Worth waiting for? You betcha.

This week I did almost 4 hours of exercise (short by about 3 min.).

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


January 1 Feb. 1 March 1

April 1 check in--also Week 13

On March 1 I weighed 239.8.  On April 1 I weighed 236.8--a loss of 3 pounds.  

The weight is coming off much slower than I would like even though  I am exercising regularly and keeping tight watch on my calories. I think one thing against me is my age.  Today I am 61.

I'm doing around 4 hours of exercise per week.  I have continued with not eating french fries or drinking soda.  I keep hoping that I'll have another 8 lb. month but even with the slower loss I'm on schedule to be 199 by the end of this year.

Since Oct. 3 I have lost 25 pounds.  A year ago I weighed 265.    Thankfully the scale is going down.  I don't feel deprived.  I feel good.

My goal for April is: 1.  no soda; 2.  no french fries; 3.  exercise at least 5 days per week; 4. no dessert for the month (except maybe something tonight for my birthday dinner).