I officially started my Slim4Him weight loss program February 19, 2007.
Today is May 9, 2007, and these are my statistics.
Start: 103 kg (227 lbs.)
Current Weight: 95 kg (209 lbs.)
Goal: 75 kg (165 lbs.)
That means I’ve lost 18 lbs in roughly 11 weeks. That’s 1.7 lbs. a week. Actually, the first two months, weight loss was virtually non-existent, despite the vaunted power of the South Beach Diet. It was only when I started having regular exercise with twice- to thrice-a-week visits to the gym that I’ve shown some kind of improvement. Guess that’s the final nail in the diet-equals-weight-loss coffin; without exercise, when you go off that diet, you’ll gain it all back. Hwek hwek hwek.
I was starting to wonder if my 18-pound weight loss was starting to show. Today, I visited the office’s Finance/HR department to interview a prospective writer and the ladies there peppered me with compliments on how thin I looked! Praise GOD! With encouragement like that, I’m sure I’ll get there. I’ve already lost 18 lbs total since I started; that’s more than 25% of my total weight loss goal by the end of the year. If I keep at the one-pound-a-week setup, I should lose approximately 32 more lbs. by the end of the year, totaling 60 lbs!
Thanks, by the way, to my gym buddy, Kim, for keeping me motivated! (Dennis, our schedules stink. We’ve hardly worked out together at all!)