Saturday, January 14, 2012

Scale Steppin Saturday--197

I weighed in this morning and am down 1.1 lbs to 197 lbs. I am happy the scale is going down. With any weightloss there tends to be some desperation to drop the weight as fast as possible. I keep reminding myself that it took me over 13 years to gain this weight. It is not healthy to drop the weight so fast. I am not built that way. I also won't maintain the weight loss if I rush this process.

I am so happy to have found a program that works for me. This morning, I had one egg with banana and 1/4 of an avocado. For lunch, I had a salad with ahi tuna. We are going out to dinner and I will have the pork cutlet and ask for as much vegetables as I can. I am making better options all the time. I am very proud of that because I am not great at self control. I feel that I have much more control. Well, reasonably more control because I did have a root beer. But instead of 3 root beers at lunch, I had one, and then drank water for the rest of the meal. That is progress.

Okay, so more on this picture. You know when you have one image of yourself in your head and reality? Well, this is a shocking reality pic. This was taken during our trip to California. I was at the beginning of my Paleo lifestyle. I may have weighed in around 202-204. I don't look much different than this, but I want to use this as my "before" picture as a guide for future losses. I plan to take a picture when I reach 190. I don't have a goal date for reaching 190. I am just working toward accomplishing weekly goals to acheive loss. So far so good.

One difference between the "before photo" and present day, that belly is a little less bloated. I think this was the day after New Years when we ate out. It wasn't the best meal and I don't drink, but I was still reeling from eating out so much during our vacation. My belly is a bit flatter now, however, I do have muffin top on the sides now because I retain a lot of fat there. Oh, well.

Goals for Week of 16th:
  • Eat Paleo: no grains, no sugar, yada yada yada . . .
  • Drink Water all day long.
  • Exercise 5 times a week.
  • Take time to do something for myself that is reflective of my hard work.
When you've seen your before picture, does it match your self image or is it a shocking reality?  What part of you is most glaring in the before picture?


  1. I am just beginning the paleo/primal journey. I do think it is eye opening when you take before photos. I recently did some photos for comparison to last year. I am hoping with the paleo/primal lifestyle, next year's photos will be much more encouraging.

    1. Thanks, Lynn. I am excited to see more differences in future pictures.


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