Well, to within a rounding error on the nearest pound, I am back where I was two weeks ago. Which puts me at an average loss of just over 2lb a week for the last three weeks. Which is good going.
See how I’m taking the longer view, you’ve got to do that, dieting is a long game. Keep that in mind.
I have a decision to make about how I behave for the next week. See this week is potentially a difficult one to lose weight in. Tomorrow I have a games night with a few friends that traditionally involves beer and fish and chips. Then from Wednesday through to Sunday I’ll be staying with M. This will probably involve a few meals out and probably not as much exercise as I normally get.
Part of me would really like to try to at least maintain this week’s weight. Another part of me thinks that whatever I gain, like last week, and like week 17, I’ll lose again pretty quickly. This is a fairly rare co-incidence of two events – a night out or a few days away happens every few weeks, but not both together – and whatever I try to do to maintain a loss may well end up negatively affecting my time with M. and I don’t want that. The only problem is that I don’t want to feel like I’m making excuses and this is the beginning of a slide into eventually giving up. So the real test is whether I get back down to it the following week.
Lost so far: 45lbs
Average Weekly Loss: 2.05lbs
Weight: 259.2lbs (18st 7lb)