Six Days (Weigh-In)

My last post poured my heart out to the world wide web.  The comments and emails and text messages that were sent from such supportive and encouraging people really made me want to succeed even more.  Thursday night after writing that post, I stopped by the grocery store and picked up some healthy eats.  Although my goals are long term, I’m focusing on short term goals to reach the goals that may take a little longer.  The main goal for this week was to make changes to my diet and drink lots of water.

I chose to refrain from truly exercising this week in an effort to see how much diet alone can actually affect someone who starts to make small changes.  So starting last Friday, I drank at least one gallon of water per day along with clean eating.  I know losing weight means sometimes avoiding the scale but since it being the first week I could not bear the thought of not seeing the progress in the numbers.  Each day got smaller and smaller.  I ended up walking about 4 miles one of those days for a social hour so I wasn’t completely sedentary.  Six days went by fast.

After stepping on the scale this morning, I was blown away by the progress that just a week had brought on!  Being able to weigh in and then write about it here in such a public place was extreme motivation and I am so thankful to have so many people in my corner rooting for me.  So, without further adieu, here is this week’s weigh in!

Heaviest weight: 252 lbs
Last weigh in: 242.8 lbs
Today’s weight: 232.0 lbs
Weekly weight loss of 10.8 lbs

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Can you believe that?  Diet alone can cause such great things to happen!  Eating clean does the body good and I already feel so much better in a week’s time.  I realize that losing a mass amount of weight at one time isn’t realistic and that most of this weight was just water and other toxins being flushed out of my body.  Next week might not yield any weight loss at all.  But seeing myself 10 pounds lighter in six days is motivating and encouraging. I’m looking forward to getting some miles in this next week since I have a 5k planned for New Year’s Day.  Baby steps, right?