Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Onward and Downward

Weight: 261.5
BMI: 44.88

Counting both the day I started and today, I am 30 days into this whole weight loss journey. When I started, pounds dropped pretty quickly. But after that, things became tougher. I'd be coaxing my body to drop just a bit of weight each day, and some days it would. Other days it would revolt. There were quite a few days where it just said "nah, I think I'd rather go up on the scale today."

Somehow, since I've gotten home from San Diego, the pounds have been just melting off. Initially it made sense: I was bloated from eating lots on Friday but didn't actually weigh that much. But, this is beyond just bloat dropping. I've lost over a pound for 5 straight days. I'm 4 pounds below my prior low. This, really, is just wonderful.

Too good to last, yes, but for now wonderful.

I'm now down 16.5 pounds in total (1.1 day to day). That means I've lost 5.94% of my starting bodyweight and 2.83 points of BMI. In order to hit my mini goal of 250 pounds by September 15th, I need to lose 1.96 pounds a week. This is the first time ever that my mini goal has needed a sustained loss of less than 2 pounds a week.

I am smiling. And it's not just numbers that are making me smile. I walk to work every day, and I now walk fast enough to catch a light I used to miss. The suits I wear to work every day all feel a little big. I was able to increase the resistance on the elliptical machine and still blast through my workout. When I stopped by the grocery store after the gym to pick up some extra produce, I actually stuck to my shopping list. Yesterday after dinner, I wasn't all that hungry for desert, and it wasn't because I ate too much.

There's a long hard road ahead. For now, though, I'm happy to be walking it.

And in case anyone's curious, thus far the new guy seems really nice. I ate breakfast at my desk this morning without feeling embarrassed about it, and it was definitely in large part due to all of your "He probably can't hear you and wouldn't even care!" comments, so thank you. :)


  1. Congrats!!! You're doing great.

    Glad the new guy is nice.

  2. Thanks for your comment this morning. I lost 16 lbs my 1st month. I used to feel almost guilty cause it just seems so easy this time. It is just as hard, I have just approached weight loss different this time.

    Sounds like you're doing great!

  3. Go Hadley! I had no idea you walked to work, that is awesome :) I love how optimistic you are and you really do seem to be taking it one day at a time.

    Keep it up, Im rooting for you :)

  4. Wonderful job! Walking to work is fantastic and true dedication. Just a suggestion from the fat girl vs skinny girl blog-add a few days of weight training into your routine. If you are a member at your local gym they might have a few weight lifting classes a week. You can weight train at your home as well. I was always anti-weight training until I put my pass behind a took a class at my local gym. My fat % has started to drop just in two weeks. Keep up the good work and Good Luck!

  5. Just found your blog today! Love it. You're doing REALLY well. I can't imagine so much weight in just a month!

    Keep up the good work!


  6. You are doing so wonderful! Great job! I love all of your numbers! :)