Sunday, December 22, 2013

Milestone 4 completed!

So you may recall I use the Happy Scale application on my iPad, and you can read my first milestone post about that for more info. I used it to split my journey into 12 milestones, and today I've just completed milestone 4!  And I do mean JUST -- I needed to hit 234.8 to reach it and I'm 234.79 today! So on to this week's weigh-in.

I was fluctuating a bit Friday and Saturday, going up just a little from the new low I'd hit Wednesday, but today I'm back down again. I weighed in at 106.5 kg (234.79 lb) which is a loss of just one kilo (2.2 lb) from last week, which brings my total loss to 23.8 kg (52.47 lb).

I'm happy ... it's nearly Christmas and I'm losing weight; what's not to be happy about? Friday night I met up with a couple of girlfriends and we had dinner at a lovely restaurant - I had filet mignon and you could choose between chips (thick fries) and salad, mashed potatoes or vegetables. I got both the salad and vegetables, which consisted of some pan-fried carrot and zucchini and a small salad with a vinaigrette dressing.  The meat was fattier than I would normally have and there may have been a bit more sodium, so maybe that's why I was up a bit yesterday, but it was very good, cooked with a lot of mushrooms and wrapped in a slice of bacon.

Through the first few months of my journey, Happy Scale predicted I would reach my goal weight next August.  As the rate of loss slowed down a bit, that eventually changed to September, where it's stayed for a while.  Today, on finishing milestone 4, however - it now says October. Hmm.  Oh well ... it would be lovely for the weight to drop off at a fast pace through the entire journey, wouldn't it? I suspect that will change again as I get nearer my goal, as it will probably slow down again.  Fast would be nice, but a consistent loss every single week since day one is nothing to complain about.

My workout for the last three days in a row has been walking, and since I'm off work through the holidays I'll either walk or do some video workouts when I can fit them in this week. We've got family coming to visit for a few days, so there will be meals away from home this week (though I plan to bring some Fauxtato Salad along to ensure I've got a side I can eat with whatever meat they'll be grilling).

I wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season. :)


  1. "I'm happy ... it's nearly Christmas and I'm losing weight; what's not to be happy about?" - Have a Happy Christmas! If Happy Scale is correct then Santa will be bringing an entire new wardrobe this time next year!

  2. congrats, sweetie! You are doing awesome!


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