12/22/2011 Weight: 239.6 pounds
Weekly Weight-loss: 3 pounds
Total Weight-loss: 9.8 pounds
Ohhhhh noooooo! Only 3 pounds? I had watched the scale all week and MY scale says I have been losing weight at a rate of a pound a day. A pound a day does not add up to 3 pounds. So I drank 40 ounces of water this morning before I got here…that still doesn’t account for the other 4 pounds that should be gone! But I DO feel better this time because my stomach is no longer hurting and I DID lose 3 pounds…week 2 and I lost 3 pounds!
This week I am stocking up the food packets to last me for 3 weeks. You heard me right! 3 weeks! I sat down and did a rough outline of what I needed to be eating each day taking into consideration that the restricted foods should only be eaten once a day and a couple of the items could only be eaten twice a week. The counselor didn’t have some of the items I really wanted (like chocolate pancakes) so I had to get some stuff I hadn’t tried yet (like oatmeal & crispy cereal) for breakfast. But that just means I will have to try some new items and, who knows, maybe I will really like them.
My timeline will certainly have to change. I had figured at a pound a day I would lose all my weight in just 100 days…a little over 3 months. That’s certainly NOT going to happen! So I need to get more realistic about this journey and how long it will take me. Let’s figure 2 pounds a week to be on the safe side. I need to lose at least 100 pounds so that means it will take me about 50 weeks or close to a year to lose the weight. OK, I guess I can live with that. Well, I really don’t have a choice, do I? I NEED to lose this weight no matter how long it takes me to do it. So onward I go…