Thursday, March 1, 2018

February 2018 Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to the wrap up post for the month of February 2018. This the month that I started my weight loss journey again in earnest. Unfortunately, it ended with a whimper. I had one really bad day since the last weigh in and it had a shockingly dramatic effect on my weight loss numbers. It is disappointing but I am not going to let it derail my goals. Instead, I have taken steps to address that issue. More on that later. Here are the numbers.

I gained a little more than 3 pounds (3.2) since my prior weigh in which was February 25th. My current weight is 383.2 pounds. I am surprised because while I know I had a bad day, that is a fairly big change. It almost makes me question the consistency of my scale.

So here is the wrap up for February 2018:
  • Total weight gain to date: 1.4 pounds
  • Total weight gain this year: 1.4 pounds
  • Total weight gain February 2018: 1.4 pounds
  • Total weight still to lose: 208.2 pounds
I was overly confident about how easy it would be to lose weight. It is typically easier to lose weight when you first get started. So what steps have I taken to address this? The biggest thing is going back to logging calories. Logging calories always seems like such a pain. However, this is beneficial for me because it is very easy for me to lose track of about how many calories I may have consumed without this tool. I am using the app Lose It. I like the app. I have also used MyFitnessPal. Both are great. The other tool I will be using is my Apple Watch to track my steps and calorie burn. I will ramp up my calorie goal as I go along to move me toward being more active. Lastly, I am going to make "one" my theme. One as in, one serving is enough. I may be hungry but no one said losing weight would be easy.

The next weigh in will be March 5th. I started logging my calories on the 28th. I actually weighed on the 27th and was heavier than I am now. That was the impetus to start logging calories. I am confident that I can drop some weight by the next weigh in if I stay consistent with logging my calories. Thanks for joining me on this adventure. Check back soon! Goodbye.

P.S. Check out my YouTube video by clicking the link below.

My Weight Loss Journey 3/1/2018 Vlog 2

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