Not trending well: weigh-in for May 24th

This week’s weight: 303.6
Difference from last week: -1.6
This year’s change: -2.4

Regulatory Irish road sign for no u turn.
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Dammit, I am not happy with myself right now.  After that awesome weigh-in at the start of the month (when I was down 4.6lbs), I have been trending up. I have given up 1.6lbs now. Which means I am still down 3lbs, but am not trending well. Need to get this back on track! (For visual proof, check out my weight loss graph, either in the nav bar on the right, or clicking this link).

The question that begs is: Can I turn this around? HOW can I turn this around?

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am an emotional guy. I cry pretty easy – too easy to keep up a macho image. I had that happen this week. Erin and I were watching the finale of The Biggest Loser. Jay came out, and he looked incredible! So slim! This guy started out at 400lbs. Now he is closing in on 200. If he can do that, why can’t I? It was inspiration, and the idea of me being able to look like that? Yeah, that brought tears to my eyes.

I am stealing an idea that Jay used while he was on The Biggest Loser: writing my week’s goal weight on my arm with a marker. (I am going to write it a little smaller next week. [grin]) The idea – and it’s a good one – is that every time you work out, or any time you go to eat something, you see that goal, and remember to work towards it.

I need it mostly when I am making food choices. I’ve gotten a bit lazy and a bit naughty lately. One of my old habits: stopping at a convenience store and picking up a carton of chocolate milk and some type of pastry. All because I am hungry after work and was too lazy to pack an extra snack. *blegh* I should know better by now! How many years have I been doing this?

(If you answered 14, you win today’s prize.)

Wait and see.
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Unfortunately, I am not going to hit the goal I set: to hit 10% at WeightWatchers by May 31st. I would need to be down 5.6 lbs, and that’s just unreasonable to expect. So my mini-goal is to make half of that on the 31st (weigh in at 300.8lbs), and then hit the other half by June 8th (weigh in at 298). It’s attainable. True, that’s on the high side of attainable, but I’ve hit those numbers before.

I’ve just gotta focus on the goal. And I just need to look at my arm to remind me what I am working towards.

– M

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