Harmless Dilettante What I should have said was nothing.
July 21, 2012, Saturday: 184
Net Loss: Four Pounds
Daily Calorie Total: 1754
Daily Exercise: Barn chores, washed truck &trailer, bathed Daphne
-4.5 More to go by First Goal Weight of 179.5 by August 12, 2012
Hurrah! That’s another half of a pound gone. This is the lowest I’ve weighed since April 28, 2009, after seven months of Nutrisystem with Mr. Harmless. (I started that diet at 216.5, so I’m now 32.5 pounds down from my all time high.) I have to keep reminding myself of that because four pounds certainly doesn’t sound like much, despite how hard it was to get here.
Any more weight that I lose below 184 will bring me closer to the 180 pounds I weighed on my wedding day in the Fall of 1999. I actually got as low as 172 that fall, but I had to take prescription weight loss pills to do that. Of course, the pounds piled back on and then some as soon as I went off of them.
This time around, I’m trying to change my eating habits, not just go on another diet. Fortunately, I’ve always enjoyed exercising, so that’s just a matter of adding a couple more days per week in the saddle.