I stepped on to the scales this morning, after my morning bowel movement, and find that my weight is now 102.7, give or take .3 kilos. The weight range of these inaccurate scales gave it as 102.7 to a low of 102.2 so I’m taking the highest, and most frequent, number.
Let’s see what that means: starting weight was 109.6 kg. so this means I’ve lost 6.9 kg. or 15.2 lbs. in four weeks. That’s a fast enough weight loss.
You might remember that I was a bit depressed after my last weigh in, at the end of week 2, which showed I had actually gained .1 kg. I fought off that depression by telling myself that weight is not a reliable indicator, since it fluctuates so wildly with water retention and the amount of food eaten before the weigh in. I should be telling myself the same thing about this weigh in. Don’t take it too seriously. (Is it cheating to do the weigh in first thing in the morning after the bowel movement and before drinking any water or eating breakfast. That could easily add a kilo or two to my weight. ) Yet it is encouraging. I feel lighter, and I’m definitely pinching less belly flab. Ruth said she can see a change in both my belly and my face. I noticed a bit more definition in my arms when I looked in the bathroom mirror yesterday. This program is working, as it must. How could it not?
Anyway, my official weight is now 226.4 pounds. Down from 241.6 pounds.
Time to get on the elliptical. Which I didn’t. Went back to bed instead. I woke up to find Ruth on the machine, having weighed herself.
Ruth’s starting weight was 73.9 kg. or 162.9 lbs.
Her weight this morning was 69.4 kg. or 153.0 lbs.
weight lost = 4.5 kg. or 9.9 lbs.
These numbers might not seem like such a big deal but I imagine a standard Canadian sized pound of butter, and then stack fifteen of them up. That’s a pile of weight loss.
These cut and paste pictures are too hard to size, and my comparison should have an actual stack with something for size reference. I’ll replace this with a properly done graphic at some point, when I can find the time. And the butter. For now, it’s really time to get on that elliptical trainer and burn out some sweat.
627 calories in 31 minutes. Now sweating and eating breakfast. For the benefit of anybody who may be inspired to follow this program, you don’t need to do this much exercise. It’s probably a wasted effort. I’m just an extremist by nature.
And that’s it for today. Cheater day tomorrow. No specific plans, except we’ll have some French fries at the International Cafe, and I’m sure I’ll make it to a Starbucks at some point in the day. (Are there points in a day?) We’ve been invited to an open mike night at a wine bar downtown, so Ruth and I will sing a few songs and I’ll play a bit of fiddle.