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Weekly Weigh-In

288.1, down 2.2 lbs from last week, down 30.9 lbs total, average lost 0.9 lbs/week. That puts me 1 pound away from my next WW milestone, at 10% of my original weight lost.

On we continue to march. :)

-The Gneech

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onidemondog
Feb. 26th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your progress. What kinds of changes are you making to your diet/lifestyle? Do you feel like your choices are becoming a habit?
the_gneech
Feb. 26th, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
Really the big difference has been Weights Watchers. Having the point-tracker app with me has made it easier to weed out high-points items (burgers, for instance) and swap in low- or 0-point choices, and I just keep shaving points off as I can. For instance, my change for the past few weeks has been to drop a second morning muffin (4-5 points) in favor of a banana (0 points).

The second big change is doing 30+ minutes of cardio three times a week.

Generally speaking, the changes are becoming habitual, but they still require tracking and checking; just two days of going over, even a little bit, is enough to make my weight start going back up again, which is very annoying. I don't know if I'll ever be able to not think about it.

-The Gneech
onidemondog
Feb. 27th, 2015 12:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess what I'm getting at is... I'm a foodie. I'm probably always going to have a bit of a tummy. And I'd prefer the tummy if it means being able to enjoy the wonderful cuisines the world has to offer, rather than being skinny if it meant having to live on grey nutrient broth for the rest of my life. I feel like... if we are all going to die some day, why not enjoy the years?

Did you have a health scare, or something? Sorry if I missed you talking about it -- I just got on board your journal.
the_gneech
Feb. 27th, 2015 02:52 am (UTC)
No, it's something I've been fighting with my whole life really. I'd kinda given up on it until I found a doctor who'd also been through it personally and knew how hard it was, instead of just giving me the usual "you need to lose 50 pounds, so stop eating."

I did go through a bout of atrial fibrillation at the time, which is how I came to meet the doctor. But it was not a direct preciptate in itself.

Being on WW has really changed how I approach food: if there's something I know I absolutely want to have (in my case, it's café mochas), I put it in and then make the rest of my daily budget around it. Thus, I can simply enjoy the thing I really want, guilt-free, because the rest of my day's eating will be clean enough to compensate. :)

-TG
onidemondog
Feb. 27th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
Well, I think it's really cool that you're able to make those kinds of decisions and have the kind of willpower you do to stick with it. Very strong and responsible!
the_gneech
Feb. 27th, 2015 12:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'd say it's more a matter of want than willpower– I want to be at a better weight more than I want to eat those Oreos (to pick a totally random example that has nothing to do with the actual Oreos in my cupboard whatsoever and stop calling my name you dang Oreos!).

;)

-TG
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