…for the first time, I’mÂ beginning to believeÂ thatÂ it’sÂ actually 15 pounds gone
…gone fromÂ somewhere…not sure from ‘where’ really
…but gone…so good 🙂
As you can seeÂ on the graph toÂ the right, it wasn’t a straightÂ line down over 8 weeks…but did steadily drop off
…clicking on the weight loss Categories link down the right side column will give you the posts that I’ve written over the last 2 months tracking my weight lossÂ goal if you missed some
In the graph on the left, you’ll notice a small gap in the weigh-in data from last week, as we had a 1 week vacation away from the scale and my Food Diary…and the subsequentÂ weigh-in where the line starts again…1 pound up from the last one…so the net effect is that I lost a week in there, may have added a pound or so…certainly didn’t lose any
…didn’t really eat obnoxiously…a few more beers…all restaurant dinners, eating everything on my plate…oh yea, and a few desserts…and a bit less exercise…obviously it all adds up, and my body appears to have been more than happy to use the opportunity to pack back on a pound or 2
…this whole ‘maintaining, if not losing, weight’, therefore still feels very frail to me and needs _constant_ attention…like every hour, all day long, day after day…that’s a lot of focus, I have to tell you.
Okay…here’s the ‘before’ picture on the right…well, actually the ‘current’ me with the 15+ pounds…represented by the 7 (32 oz.) Gatorade bottles…strapped to my body…the weight that I lost in the last 8 weeks
…try it…it’s _heavy_…I can’t imagine running with that load strapped onto me
…yet I did…for years…geez
…more deep analysis to come, butÂ I do have to say that I’m happier here,Â working to keep atÂ 190 or under, than trying to stay under 205
…like what was I thinking?
…oh, and I did decide that the full-view Speedo pictures where a bit much for good taste on a family website
…however, private viewings areÂ available by appointment, and ‘live’ in the transition area of Ironman Florida this year…unless you can cut a deal with Coach Dinah to sneak a camera into the pool 🙂