Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Weigh In: Week 79

Last Week: 160.0 lbs. (Unofficial)
This Week: 159.8 lbs.
Change: Down 0.2 lbs.

Starting Weight: 292.0 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 132.2 lbs.
Starting BMI: 43.2 (Morbidly Obese)
Current BMI: 23.6 (Normal)

Started WW: 25 April 2006
Reached Goal: 15 May 2007
Started Core: 13 June 2007
Reached Lifetime: 26 June 2007

I finally made it back to my meeting tonight for an official weigh in. Actually, it was my second meeting of the day, since I popped in to visit my old At Work meeting to help a coworker celebrate reaching Lifetime today. Congratulations, Alison!

At tonight's meeting we talked about other ways to measure our progress besides the scale. It's important because some people live and die by the number on that little box every week and lose sight of the other signs of success. The clothes that fit better, the increase in energy levels, the toned muscles, the easier breathing, the compliments from friends and family; these are all signs of success that are just as valid as the reading on that scale. It's very important to acknowledge those victories, especially because the scale can be quite fickle at times, leaving us feeling frustrated and cheated.

2 comments:

Lazy Man and Health said...

What about possibly weighing yourself more often (like every day) and keeping a moving average. That's one way that stocks are measured.

Also I would consider measuring body fat as well. A short weightlifter could have a very high BMI and still be very lean and healthy.

Skinny Guy said...

Tracking a moving average doesn't sound like a bad idea as long as the range is wide enough to catch any trends going up so you have plenty of time to catch it early.

Measuring body fat and even measurements of different areas of your body are also good indicators of progress.