May 12th, 2016: Received my Fitbit in the mail, weighed myself in at 272.5 lbs, immediately started my new healthy lifestyle!
May 20th, 2016: One week in and have lost over 10 pounds, weighing in at 262 lbs total!
May 27th, 2016: Two weeks in, weighed in at 258 lbs, with 14 pounds lost!
May 28th-June 17th 2016: Struggled after a particularly hard week at work, lost track of my goal…stumbled forward and found my way again. Weighed in on the 14th at 256 and on the 17ths at 253, with 19 lbs lost! I decide that I will not be taking anymore cheat days.
June 24th, 2016: Officially six weeks in, 250 lbs and 22 pounds down! I am out of “Severely Obese” territory, with a BMI of 39!Patrick notices my weight loss, my pics are taken and- I see nothing different. Instead of being discouraged, I push onward!
July 1st, 2016: Seven weeks, weighing in at 246 lbs. That is 26 lbs down! I begin to notice my clothing is much too large.
July 8th, 2016: Eight weeks in, weighing in at 246 lbs. No weight loss, but I discover I have gone down a shirt size and a pant size! I purchase a pair of jeans, three shirts and a pair of capris. Most importantly, I begin to see a difference in my reflection! First measurements are take of my chest and stomach. I also received a compliment from a co-worker who had not seen me in awhile!
July 15th, 2016: Nine weeks in, 242 lbs. 30 pounds down! Celebration of losing 4 pounds in a weak, begin to see a difference in my face.
July 18th, 2016: Began strength training. Can’t do any type of modified push-up, can’t hold myself up in a plank for the full 30 seconds and struggle to lift 5 lbs (for each hand) 20 times.
July 22nd, 2016: Ten weeks in, 240 lbs. So close to the 230s I can taste it. Start looking up pictures of previous diets because lack of difference in tummy is frustrating. Looks like my tummy really starts shrinking at around 225 lbs. That is only 15 lbs away! I can definitely get there <3!
July 29th, 2016: Eleven weeks in, 236 lbs. Passed the 35 lb mark. Can easily plank for 30 seconds at a time, still haven’t figured out a way to do a push up (grr), added lifting 10 lbs (5 lbs per hand) for 30 seconds every round.
July 31st, 2016: Began a vitamin/skin care regimen to help with loose skin.
August 3rd, 2016 (Today): 1.5 weeks from my goal of 40 lbs! Don’t see any progress from Vitamins, but only 3-4 days in.