Weight Loss Summary 2006
I started the year at 186. I'm currently at 170. I'm about 5'6".
I've gone from the category labelled 'obese' to the category labelled 'overweight.' Now, neither one of those categories is great for a diabetic, but overweight is closer to where I want to be. When I look at the numbers for 2006, it looks like I lost about 5 lbs in January, none in February, 5 lbs in March, none in April, and about 5 lbs in June.
June was when I started having foot trouble. Since then, I've been down as low as 167, but 170 seems pretty stable for me. 171 is an alarm weight. If the scale says I'm 171 or higher, it's time to cut back on the treats.
I mostly stopped eating greasy breakfast burritos five days a week. I replaced many meals with SlimFast Optima bars.
I think I earned a gold star for weight loss for 2006.
I feel a little guilty for patting myself on the back - and in public no less - but I did good!
Weight loss goals for 2007?
1) Remain at or below current weight of 170 lbs.
2) Find and build a good habit of exercise that will not injure my feet
3) Lose another 15 lbs, if possible. That would put me at 155, which is the top end of 'normal' range for my height.
4) Build muscle tone. Build muscle and lose fat.
We'll see how I do on these.
I bought a new notebook computer, which should enable me to post to my beloved diabetes blog more frequently. Perhaps this will result in more knowlege and fewer opinions. Or perhaps not. Either way, I'm feeling pretty good on this winter day.