Thursday, September 24, 2009

Week 38

Oh my, oh my...things are falling apart for me. I'm so far off of my objective that I don't know if I can get back on course.

Week 37 we arrived in Dulles from Johannesburg via Senegal at 7:00 a.m. We went to the rental car location and began the drive to Susan, VA where Aaron's brother and wife lives. It was all downhill from there for me.

My sis-in-law is an incredible cook and when she has company she pulls out all the stops. And while that is good, it is also very bad for a person who has a weight loss goal in mind.

On the last day of August I weighed 215.4 and today (week 38) I weighed 215.2. Not much of an improvement and puts me WAY behind. After eating L's great cooking and incredible desserts I saw my weight climbing and not so slowly. The day we left Africa I was 213 and the day we left Virginia I was 217. FOUR POUNDS! I'm very disappointed in myself that I couldn't just say NO NO NO. At one point I said I wasn't going to have any more desserts (that was after a piece of coconut cream pie). Her response was, "We'll see about that.

I had reached my goal of 213 by the 16th and I was hoping to be 211 by Sept. 30 but I haven't had a 4 pound loss in one week in an incredibly long time.

Week 1: 247.6
Week 35: 214.4
Week 36: 213
Week 37: did not weigh
Week 38: 215.2

I am now 6 pounds behind in my quest to lose 52 in 52 weeks.

But.....this will not deter me. There are 14 weeks left in the year. I need to average 1.4 pounds loss per week to make my goal. With God's help, and my determination I WILL SUCCEED.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Week 36

36 weeks have already passed into history in 2009. Unfortunately I have not lost 36 pounds but I'm close....34.6, so I'm still a little behind, but not quite as far behind as last week.

Sept. 3: 214.4
Sept. 10: 213 Loss of 1.4 pounds for the week. I exercised almost 3 hours this past week--most of it walking to or from the mall.

January 1: 247.6
Sept. 10: 213

It feels so good to be in control.

Next week I will not be reporting as we will be somewhere out over the Atlantic Ocean. When we arrive in Wash. D.C. at 6:00 a.m. I will not be going to a restroom, taking off my clothes, digging out my scale and weighing--not after having sat on an airplane for 18-20 hours. So my next report will be Week 38.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Week 35

January 1: 247.6
September 3: 214.4
Loss of 33.2 lbs.
I'm 1.8 pounds behind in my quest to lose 52 in 52.

I exercised almost 5 hours (walking and Leslie Sansone walking DVD)