Autumn has (almost officially) arrived! Which means that life is back to normal – school’s in, my schedule is busy, and obligations abound. But I won’t use those as excuses to slack on my goals. The great thing about fall is that the weather is cooler, which means that those wonderful fall fashions will keep me motivated. Plus, crisp temperatures mean that it’s never “too hot” to workout. I’m going to relish my nightly cup of steaming hot tea as another way to keep my water intake up. I look forward to all those hearty, satisfying and wls-friendly soups, stews, and crockpot meals that I’ll create for myself. This year, the changing season will mark new milestones that I haven’t seen in 5, 7, 10+ years! Bring on fall 2014 – it’s time to reach new heights! Wednesday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the work week, and will give me a positive outlook for the weekend. Throughout the fall, I’ll be giving Wednesday weight loss updates called WonderFALL Weigh-Ins.
Week 68 was busy, hectic and long. So much so that I didn’t even have time to write a weight loss update. I actually didn’t even have a chance to weigh in at all until this morning. So, here’s a midweek weigh-in update. Even though the week was super busy, I did a good fairly job with my meal planning, eating, and exercising.
When I weighed in this morning, I was 171.0, which is a loss of 1.2 pounds this week, and a loss of 106 lbs since surgery! I’ve lost a total of 144 pounds from my highest weight!! I have 21 pounds to go to my ultimate goal weight of 150 pounds. I’m really happy to see this loss, especially because I haven’t really been putting as much concentration on weight loss this week. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made great meals, gotten in some solid workouts, and continued to eat within my meal plan. The nice thing about this point in my journey is that I don’t have to think about all of these things as much as I used to. They’ve become such a habit, such a way of life, that I can go on “auto-pilot” during a crazy week and still see a good result. That makes me feel awesome.
This week shouldn’t be quite as busy so I’ll have more time to concentrate on working out and meal planning. I’m not going to go into too many details here, because I’ll write a weekly workout plan post in a few minutes.
I’m so close to reaching the next weight category – the 160s!! I can’t wait to hit that section, because I haven’t been at that weight since I was 18 years old. It’s so cool that now at 43, I’ll be even fitter than I was when I was 18. Back then, I wasn’t wearing size small and medium tops or size 10/12 pants, and I think the difference is that I’ve really changed my entire body with the cardio and toning workouts I’ve been doing. It’s amazing to see such a transformation in my body, and each time I hit a new NSV with clothes, it’s so surreal to me.
Until Wednesday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!