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Weight Loss Update

Posted on by Patrick

It’s that time again. A month has passed, and I need to give out the weight loss update. I visited the dietitian for my monthly appointment and got on what I am calling the “official” scale. I had a pretty good month, I lost 14 lbs this month. A slower pace than my previous 22 lbs in March, but a slow down was expected.

I’ve also changed my mindset from it being a “diet” to this being a complete lifestyle change. I’m not ever going to be able to ever go back to the way I used to eat. Unless of course I want to gain all the weight back, which I don’t. I’m really enjoying the results so far. Mostly it’s been being able to fit into clothes I was starting to stretch out of.

Another very exciting thing the past two weeks is my ability to do something I haven’t been able to do without a lot of pain for several years: run. I jumped on the treadmill last Saturday (as a joke at the end of my workout) and ran a mile without getting shin splints. Previously I hadn’t been able to go more than a quarter mile before the pain was so bad I had to sit down in at least 4+ years. So then on Sunday I was able to start on the treadmill and I ran 2 miles at a 10 MPH pace. It was pretty exciting. So running will now be a regular part of my workout routine. I’m up to working out 4 days a week. I think maybe soon, I’m going to push that to 5 days a week. It’s really starting to feel good to workout.

So here are the numbers:

Start Weight: 276 lbs Current Weight: 240 lbs Goal Weight: 200 lbs Weight Lost This Month: 14 lbs Weight Lost Total: 36 lbs Remaining Weight: 40 lbs Percentage of Goal: 47.3%

Till next month.

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