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.
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.