I weighed myself yesterday and I have started to trim down further. Two weeks ago I had added a few pounds back. Eating got a little out of hand. I went from about 232 to 237 in a few weeks. 5 pounds generally does bother me on my frame but the idea that a trend may be beginning was very unattractive. I tightened up on my maintenance plan. (trying not to call it a diet anymore) And have lost 10 pounds. I weighed in yesterday at 227.4 pounds. I think this is the low end and generally it will take a few days to stabilize. So for the next few days it will generally fluctuate between 227 and 230. I have seen this happen a few times with my weight loss. I will weigh in and that weight will be great but the very next day it has gone up a little. That seems to be what I call body adjustment.
The meal plan I described in my last blog is working well for me. I spent the last week of so in bed because I had major chest congestion and was put on an anti-biotic. I essentially took a week off from the gym but I ate every day based on my net 1500 plan. I ate to 1500 calories.
I am happy with this week even tho I did not spend much time at the gym.
My good friend Greg and I are planing out annual guys trip to Key West. We fly in to key west on the 22nd of May for 5 days of escape. In the past we have eaten too much, drank (way) too much and a lot of bar hopping. I do not think this is going to change much this year. (outside of the eating part) However, for the first time in years I will wear an actual men's bathing suit versus fat boys shorts.
My intermediate goal is to be down to 209 by May 22. I generally do not want to put time frames on my weight loss but I am in this case. Key West last year was a huge awakening for me- or rather the beached whale pictures that came out of that trip were. I lost 20 or 25 pounds by the time I was there but was still huge. This year will be different. 85 days til key west and I plan to lose 20 pounds by then. I look forward to snorkeling this year.
I am also planning to start a new book this week. Its called The Beck Diet Solution. My friend Chris (who joined the same plan I did about 10 weeks after I did suggested it). This book deals with the mental and psychological thought processes of being thin. Expect a book review next week and If I like it I will put a link to the website on my links section.