Sticking with it

Last week I asked for a one-time waiver from the no-dessert and no-alcohol promise. Well, it was a grand party and sure worth the investment. For the week, I managed to stay pretty much at the weight I was. Which also means that I didn’t lose anything. While I don’t regret the fabulous evening, as usual it is a little harder to live with the consequences. That’s why I’m writing this down now to strengthen my resolve for the weeks to come.

I’m also writing this entry on Sunday instead of the usual Friday. Friday is the perfect weigh-in day because of the hike the night before. After two-and-a-half hours of aerobic exercise on Thursday night on Friday morning I usually reach my lowest weight of the week. Not so this week. For some obscure metabolic reasons I was exactly the same weight on Thursday morning as on Friday morning. Go figure. Same yesterday, until this morning: 180 pounds! Which is the lowest weight I ever came in since I started this blog and before we left on vacation in June. Any lower number from here is beyond the magic mark and entering new territory.

Here are the lessons I’ve noted so far from this:

  • If you have a good plan, hang in even if results don’t show up immediately.
  • If you stay on track, results will show up eventually.
  • Don’t miss all the good times with your friends because of an arbitrary diet goal. Good times with friends are worth a little setback.
Rolf’s progress.
May 30, 2008 June 6, 2008 July 25, 2008 August 1, 2008 August 8, 2008 August 15, 2008
Weight 183.0 lb 180.5 lb 185.0 lb 183.0 lb 181.0 lb 181.5 lb
Waist to Hip Ratio 0.95
Quality of Life 50% 105% 80% 80% 70% 60%
Thoughts Fallen off. I can fly! Let’s start again. Step away from the chocolate. Can I do it? Stay with it!

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