I think I can maybe succeed in this weight loss thing.
Now, don't you go telling anyone this. There is a LONG way to go, but I am heartened by my actions and commitment over the last 7 weeks. Moreover, I am learning that when I am committed and do the work I do see results. For so long all my weight loss attempts were more half-hearted and the results showed that. This time being in fully is actually paying off. Here's how I know: I have reached my 5% goal. That is I have lost 5% of my body weight so far. That seems HUGE for me, especially since given my weight, 5% is no small number.
Here are the full results of this week
-5.0 Pounds Lost
-19.4 lbs Lost to Date
5% goal reached
Amazingly I am also a blink away from having lost 20lbs in seven weeks. Let's do some math shall we...(I love math). 19.4/7 = an average 2.77lbs lost per week. 2.77*52 = potential for 144lbs lost in a year assuming I keep up that pace. Now I don't expect to keep up that pace, but I do feel like I have the potential for some significant numbers this year. Especially since I already have reached some significant numbers, if only in my head.
This week coming up has some pitfalls - retreat buffet, birthday party - but I have the motivation to make it through them. After all, I'd really love to see 20lbs down next week.
Onward and downward I go.