Well, last time I posted, my blog title was almost valid--I was at 274 pounds, almost back DOWN to my "top" weight of 270 that is in the title of the blog. Well, I'm pleased to say that I am now WELL below that. As of my last weigh-in this morning, I am at 258 pounds! This is the third day in a row that I've weighed in below 260, so I'm calling it official. My next goal is to reach the weight that I was when I got out of the Air Force in 2007--250 pounds. I figure at a pound or two a week, it should take one or two months, but it's going to happen.
Over the last six years of my airline career, I've had to get a physical every year. I keep the medical certificates from previous years in a file. Since each one shows my weight at that physical, I can compare my current weight to my weight over the years. I had a physical yesterday, and my current weight is the second lowest of any I've had yet! Only my first airline medical from 2006 (the one I had to have before my interview) was lower--247 pounds. And when I got that one I had just completed a triathlon! (OK,a short one, but it was still a triathlon...) So I feel pretty good about how things are going.
As I have spoken about in my last couple of posts, I have a new tool in my weight loss journey-- the Jawbone UP. You can see the details in the other posts, but basically, it is a wristband pedometer. It was really good for my motivation--for a while. Unfortunately, I walked it to death! It gave up the ghost about a month and a half ago. I applied for warranty replacement, and they say they are going to do it, but of course MY size and color is on back-order. SO--I've had to do without it for a while. My pace of weight loss has definitely slowed. Since I'm not logging my walking, I don't think to log my EATING, and I'm quite sure I'm taking in more calories than I was when I first got the UP. (Still less than before I started this, but not as MUCH less...) Hopefully, my band will come home soon, and I can get back to this in earnest.
Having said that, I'm still walking a lot--three to six miles a day about six days a week. (Sunday, too, if I can work it into my schedule, but that's rare...)