Well, as I knew it would, the weight loss has slowed significantly. It can be discouraging. I wonder if I ought to weigh bi-weekly now, so that the scale doesn’t piss me off.
I lost 11 pounds the second month, but 8 of it was the first 2 weeks… That means 1.5 last week and 1.5 this week, despite adding another weekly workout.
When I first got my band, I’d only weigh once a month, at the doctor’s office. And I was thrilled with a 7 pound weight loss. I’ve been pretty successful this time, pretty quickly so far and I’ve made peace with the scale. It would be tough to only weigh once a month.
I’m not optimistic that I’m going to reach my goal before the holidays. I’ll have to give myself more time. In order to reach my first goal, I’d have to lose 6 pounds in the next 15 days. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. But I might be able to do it by Halloween, then onto a maintenance plan through the holidays. This part is going to be a first for me: food journaling and working out during maintenance. (maybe that’s where I’ve failed in the past.) 1800 calories per day for maintenance and 2000 on work out days. I may work out every day… lol
So my total weight loss so far is 30 pounds. It’s going to take those last 6 (maybe even 10 more) to fit comfortably into those pretty jeans that I bought when I started.
And when I think about it, 30 pounds since the end of July is pretty damn good. I have nothing to be disappointed about. And “putting it down on paper” here has helped me to gain perspective.
I’m going to keep it up: 1000-1200 per day and 4 weekly workouts. It’ll come off. But unless I want to abuse my body, it’s going to be a little slower from here on out.
Just be patient, Tina. You’re doing really well.