It is time to weigh in! It was interesting to be back on the weight loss routine. I definitely noticed a couple of things that were temptations and points of failure prior to starting this up again. I will get into that shortly. First, let's see take a look at how the numbers for the first week stacked up.
The previous weigh in on 3/23 was 388.0 pounds. My past week of effort was rewarded with 4.8 pounds of weight loss. My current weight is now 383.2 pounds.
Two things very much stood out to me this past week. One was that I have a problem with eating very late at night. That is not a healthy habit because you don't really give your body a chance to burn any of those calories. I was so tempted to eat late at night. I was not perfect on this front. I believe that a couple of times I ate after midnight. To combat this, I counted those calories on the next day's log which reduced the calories that were available to me going into that day. Still, I know that is not a good habit and I will make every effort to stop that. The second thing was that when I am super busy and do not get to log my calories at the time I eat or before I eat again, problems happen. If you refer to the calorie log below, the two days I consumed 3k plus calories both happened on days that were busy and I ended up logging calories at the end of the day. Then I was disappointed to find out how many calories were in some of those items. I will also make more of an effort to log calories in a more timely fashion.
All things considered, I have to say that I am pretty excited to have lost nearly five pounds. I have a long way to go and I know that this was probably going to be easiest weigh in that I will have. Based on prior experience and common sense, things will only get more difficult from here. Still, I know that I can do this and I am motivated to stay the course. Thank you to everyone that offered me encouragement and kind words. I appreciate you all so very much! Take care!
3/23 - 2,238 calories in, 4,424 calories out
3/24 - 3,083 calories in, 4,315 calories out
3/25 - 2,558 calories in, 4,436 calories out
3/26 - 2,578 calories in, 4,509 calories out
3/27 - 2,130 calories in, 4,672 calories out
3/28 - 3,362 calories in, 4,802 calories out
3/29 - 2,670 calories in, 4,907 calories out