I say ‘no’ to excess baggage

Weigh in day!

Start weight: 140.9 kg (310 lbs)
Current weight:: 118.5 kg (260.7 lbs)
Loss this week: 1.1 kg ( 2.4 lbs)
Total Loss: 22.4 kg (49.3 lbs)

Almost at the 50 lb mark!!! It is exciting when there are big numbers which tick over either in the current weight or the total lost stats ๐Ÿ™‚

I am up to 15 days of consecutive exercise!!! I don’t every think I have done this before. Last week I averaged 45 mins a day. Last night I did not sleep well and I decided to only go for a minimum amount of exercise today which is park the car just over a km away from work and walk in. Which means I get two little blocks of exercise and I am happy with that for today.

And I increased my kJ intake to an average of 8130kJ a day (up about 400kJ from the week before). I was aiming to be within 200kJ of 8500 but due to getting the kJ content of rice and cashews wrong, I am a little lower than I had thought I was. However, I have lost 1kg and I think that is a good amount and I think I am starting to find a better balance in terms energy in – energy out.

My other challenge for last week was to set up a reward for having made it through the first third of my 40 week commitment. I talked about it with my man… so that is progress ๐Ÿ™‚

I spent alot of time over the weekend calculating nutritional info. And in the end it felt like work. I did several meals and I looked at a whole day to get a picture of what I was doing. I think it is really handy to have the values for meals that we cook regularly (and there are only a couple now I am missing). And I am also pleased that I have looked at an average week day. It confirms what I am doing is good. But I would like a break now. It takes quite a bit of time to work out not just kJ but protein, fat, and carb values. I know I really do like the numbers – it keeps me on track, it keeps me motivated and I have a long way to go. I just don’t want to be building new bad habits to take place of my old bad habits. I have enough baggage I carry around from my past and I don’t want to pick up any more. I don’t want the counting and watching of numbers to stop me from living.

This weeks challenges are pretty much the same as last weeks:
– keep up the exercise
– try to get a little closer to 8500kJ a day
– organise a reward to celebrate how far I have come.

And I want to remember that I am moving towards a lighter plane of being – lighter in my body and my mind.

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