Sunday, April 11, 2004

The Late March Report

Here is the belated March chart:

The consistent, downward trend is comforting. I was even more motivated than usual this month, as there were four days where I actually took part in the exercise portion of the diet. I still need to find a time during the day where I can routinely exercise. However, my focus is still on weight loss; an exercise routine may be easier to accomplish when it is my main focus.

There is a certain amount of pride that I feel regarding my weight loss. However, when it is analyzed, I am actually feeling pleased with myself for achieving a goal which should never have been necessary. In reality, I should never have been overweight, thus returning to an appropriate weight seems like what should be expected, not something to celebrate. I suppose the key to this is not whether I should have ever been overweight or not, but that I identified a problem and found a solution for it. And, the solution was not short term or quick; it required a great deal of patience, discipline and understanding.

Today, April 11, 2004, I am at a weight of 195.5 lbs. Several items of note regarding this:

  • I started at a weight of 231; I have lost 35.5 lbs in three months.

  • I am over two-thirds of the way to my goal of 180 lbs.

  • The last time I recall being this weight was in high school, over 11 years ago.

In March, I increased my daily caloric intake to 1900 calories to slow my rate of weight loss. My estimate for when I should be around 180 lbs is June 18th.

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