I started this weight loss plan (to lose 30 pounds by the time I turn 30) November 8th. The goal was to drop from 275.2 pounds to 245.2 pounds by March 5, 2014. Officially, the last date of this personal challenge was yesterday - Thursday March 6, because my daily weigh-in schedule was on a Friday-Thursday week. So how did I do? Prepare yourself for some numbers.
But first...a little background on how I went through this challenge and gathered information. I read that the best way to get an accurate progress report of your weight loss is to weigh yourself three times a day, and take the average. For best results, these times should be consistent. Because I only had time and access for two weigh-ins, I ditched the third and have done a decent job of weighing in at the same time each day. Armed with those daily numbers, I measured my progress based on my 7-day average weight.
I also participated in a free health clinic offered by my employer. I was given a CANRISK (your risk of developing diabetes) of 28, which is moderate. They measured my waist circumference, as well as my body fat %. I won't bore you with all the numbers - they're a few posts back.
But, my BMI back in November was 39.2. Today, it's 36.6. My score is still 28 - but I feel like that's partly to do with my waist measurements not changing (which I don't get - everybody says that they can see I've lost weight, but I don't know where they see it if my waist is the same). Either way? Reducing my BMI is really good.
On Friday November 8, 2013, I weighed 272.4 pounds in the morning and 278.0 pounds in the evening for an average of 275.2 pounds. On March 5, 2014, I weighed 257.2 pounds in the morning, 260.4 pounds at night, for an average of 258.8 pounds. That's a total loss of 16.4 pounds by the 30-years-old mark. Just over halfway to my actual goal. Considering that's better than losing 0 pounds or GAINING weight, I'm happy with that number.
As of Thursday March 6, 2014, I weighed 258.0 in the morning, 261.6 in the evening, for an average of 259.8. The total loss from November 8th is 17 pounds. That also gives me a 7-day average of 258.1 - which is still a 16 pound loss over 119 days.
I'm not nearly done yet, either. I'm taking a bit of a weekend break from tracking everything so I can re-start on a new Mon-Sun schedule, but the new goal is to lose even more weight. I haven't determined the exact amount yet, so I'll report back on Monday.