Day 125 - Week 18
Its been 17 complete weeks now and here are my latest numbers:
Weight: 199 down from: 201.6 started at: 261
BP: 107/62 up from: 106/63 started at: 153/92
Pulse: 56 up from: 50 started at: 88
BMI: 27.0 started at: 35.4
Made Goal of getting under 200 lbs! Weight: 199Total weight lost after 18 full weeks on MWL - 62 lbs!
Down another 2.6 lbs this week. So I'm still losing at about 10 lbs a month but just barely. So weight loss continues to slow down a bit as expected. But the important thing is that I'm officially past my mental goal of 200 lbs
Its been a few years since I've been there and I'm never going back
My BP is staying at a nice low level as I expect it too. I took it about an
hour after eating a big meal but before I exercised. Pulse as well stayed in my usual range so I'm glad to see those things have stabilized over the last month or so.
So now its time to get to my next physical goal...and that's no longer being overweight, which will be achieved when I reach a BMI of 24.9 or 183 lbs.
I'm 16 lbs away from that. Given my current weight-loss average and the fact its slowing down as I get to my goals, I think it will take about 2 months to reach my next goal. So I'm predicting Monday, Sept 3 as the day to make this next goal of officially being at a normal weight.
That will also be about my 6 month point of this lifestyle and time again to get my blood work done.
B: oatmeal with flax and cinnamon
2 cups herbal tea
L: mex veggies with corn and salsa
D: baked potato and sweet potato
peach and kiwi
S: baby carrots
E: 44 mins walking - 5,254 steps. Stair climbing - down/up/down 17 floors. Total steps for day - 10,617 steps.
M: 10 mins
Good day today. Did my stair climbing first thing in the morning. Continue to get stronger with every effort. This was my best effort to date. Recovery afterward is getting better as well. However my upper thighs were sore and legs were tight the rest of the day after the stair climbing. I could easily tell I worked them out good.
I took my walk after I had dinner due to the heat today - 90+F. I don't enjoy walking in the heat and I was not feeling well when I was finished. The walk was fine exercise-wise, but I was feeling very queasy and thirsty during the walk. When I was done I was wiped out. It took all the energy out of me and I was feeling hunger. So I had a big glass of water andsome baby carrots to get my energy back up. I was feeling better about 20 mins later. Guess I had over did it in the heat today. Lessoned learned...
Work today was good but boring. Spent a lot of time on the phone. At least my stress levels were low for the most part. Did some food shopping after work as well. No time to get any reading done but did work on my laptop some.