Monday, April 19, 2010

Shocked, Happy, Confused Weigh In

I lost another 4 pounds this week!?! How did this happen? I have the same loss as last week with just a fraction of the work, my eating was still good. I am not complaining but it just does not make sense. I was bracing myself for a no loss week and maybe even a gain in weight. Incredible. I stepped on the scale 5 times this morning and every time the answer was the same, 4 pounds.

That brings my weight down to 301! With almost 2 weeks to go till the May Day challenge I think the goal of being under 300 is looking super achievable.

I have lost a total of 26 pounds so far. I am working really hard at it but I am astonished at how much progress I've made in such a short amount of time.

In the beginning I could only ride the bike for 5 minutes, Now I can do 60 minutes (well only a couple of times, usually I do about 40) My handlebars have 3 hand positions, the further the position from the seat the more you lean forward. In the beginning I could not use any of them. I had to sit straight up with my finger tips touching the first position or holding onto the frame where the handle bars connect. My belly didn't allow me to lean forward, it was hard to breathe and my thighs pushed against my belly as I pedaled. Now I can use all three positions, the third one is a little uncomfortable because you end up bent right over like Tour de France style but at least I can physically grab those bars and still breathe.

Sitting down and tying my shoes is not an ordeal anymore either. Just like the bike when I bent over my gut would crush into my thighs and it would be hard to breathe. After tying my shoes I would actually be out of breath. That was a glaring sign I needed to start losing weight. Now I just tie my shoes, no problem, effortless, like it should be.

Feeling a lot better in my clothes too. The looseness is a constant reminder that I am doing something that works.

Today I feel strong with no lingering illness symptoms! Today the calorie terminator looks towards the upcoming week with a cold mechanical precision. NO PAIN, NO MERCY, NO REMORSE, NO QUIT.

"I'll be BACK!" again and again and again.



  1. Amazing results. Good for you and an inspiration for the rest of us. See you below 300 very soon!

  2. Way to go on the loss and seeing the results. I know how you feel. When I lean froward, my knees hit my belly as I peddle. I'm working on it though.

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Woohoo! You'll be in the 200's next week!

  4. "NO PAIN, NO MERCY, NO REMORSE, NO QUIT." LOVE this!!! That put a great big smile on my face this morning :) Love your determination!

    Great to hear how awesome you feel :) Cant waitt o read more!

  5. Just found your it!! You're really sailing down the scale....AWESOME JOB!!! I love the commitment to change your life...there's nothing more powerful. I'm signing up as a follower! :)

  6. You're doing fan-freaking-tastic! Great loss,a nd great non-scale victories!