Diet by App – Hitting the Reset Button

What have I lost? Male red panda weighs up to 14 lbs.,  and he knows how to relax!

What have I lost?
Male red panda weighs up to 14 lbs.,
and he knows how to relax!

It’s been a rough Summer.

No, nothing tragic or disastrous happened, just six weeks of constant aggravation that – admittedly – wouldn’t have caused a stronger, more patient individual to blink. But sprinkle in enough mini-crises and social distractions (i.e. food-loaded events) and bye-bye Diet-by-App lifestyle.

But enough for my excuses …

The good news is that when I finally faced my non-compliance and hopped on the scale, I found that I had maintained exactly the same weight noted in my last Diet-by-App status report in June!

Apparently the new eating habits formed in my gung-ho happy months had taken hold, even my tendency to snack a bit more than I should hadn’t resulted in weight regression. My preference for a good salad – after a round of golf for example – instead of loading up on a bread-heavy sandwich – my usual menu choice – is one change in eating habits that seems to have helped a lot.

Bane of my existence ...  Can you hear it calling you?

Bane of my existence …
Can you hear it calling you?

Now I find myself avoiding sandwiches – both big and small – almost every time I have the choice in favor of lighter meals.

So here I am, hitting the Reset Button and trying to climb back on the Lose It! wagon!

So where are we?

Starting weight:  236 (Feb 18)

Goal Weight:  200

Plan:  Lose one-and-a-half pounds a week

Daily Calorie Budget:  1921 per day  (Started at 2020/day)

Projected Goal Achievement:  December 2  

Weight on June 13:  222.0

Weight today:  222.0

I am rethinking my goal weight, believing that getting my weight down to 200-205 lbs. might be good enough to “declare victory”.  But I will endeavor to keep pushing for 200 for the time being.

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