Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Weigh-in: Week 13, -1 pound

The unofficial weigh-ins begin. I figured this would be a good week from what I'd seen at home, and I was right ... of course I've only lost 0.5 pounds over 2 weeks, but then it could be worse, right?

14 pounds in 13 weeks, just staying ahead of "even". Caught a tough break tonight in terms of weight loss: volleyball was rained out, so zero matches instead of three. Next week we make up our sixes rainout (well, one of them, that leaves this week to make up). Not sure what happens with ems' fours team.

Of course I ended up shopping instead – semi-necessary stuff, that is. Couldn't find our book for book club, but I did pick up a couple of classics (A Separate Peace and Of Mice and Men; I've read the former, don't think I've read the latter) and a teach-yourself-guitar program for the laptop. Then it was off to Costco, which wasn't my fault, it just happened to be on the way home from the bookstore, and I do need to go. (Razor blades. boo.) Now I need a chest freezer.

Looking forward to another good week ... if the rain keeps up, I'll have to hit the Y something fierce. After the Cup finals are over, of course!


  1. I am impressed that you have continued to loose weight over this long period of time without getting bored or distracted.

  2. Thanks! That's kind of the idea behind how I'm doing it this time ... I'm making long-term changes I can stick to, rather than short-term changes that have more dramatic effects. I'm working exercise in here and there, rather than working out six times a week until I can't take it any more. really helps, too. It helps me count my calories without logging them manually after every meal, and it gives me a rough estimate of my overall eating habits. (I'm not a stickler for detail: if I'm not sure exactly what something is, like a stromboli from a restaurant, I estimate it and move on. I don't eat unknown food much, and as long as I don't make too many of the same kinds of errors, it won't really matter.)

    On the other hand, I don't really have a ton to lose, and my metabolism is normally pretty high, so it doesn't take much to get it going again. That probably makes it easier for me to do this than it would for the average person.