This week was a losing week.
And that's a good thing.
Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week.
At the beginning of this week, I weighed 174. Today, I weigh 172.
Back in August of 2005, when I was consistently weighing around 175, I set a goal of 172. And then got all the way up to 185. Finally, this year in March, I acted. Lately, I've been steady at around 175 -- the same weight I was when I thought I needed to lose a few pounds.
And then this week, a breakthrough. I'm 172. You can actually begin to see some of the definition from the weight-lifting I've been doing. Yes, the muscle has been there -- but now, you can see it.
I will continue on this path -- fairly sensible eating, aerobic exercise, and weight-lifting. I exercise in some fashion every day and lift weights 3-4 times a week.
And I feel great. Better than I have in some time. Someone told me the other day that I look younger. How great is that?
So, to those of you out there who are frustrated or struggling, I say: start slow, make sensible changes, and stick to it. Don't give up if you have a bad day or a weight gain -- stick to the plan -- slowly, surely you'll see results.
I never want to weigh 185 again. Or even 180. I want to feel at least as good as I do now -- if not better. So, that's the motivation I need for sticking with my plan.