This week has been one of ups and downs; but given the circumstances I was fairly disciplined.
I had to attend three dinners outside of the home as part of some special events this week. They could not be avoided and all of them were rich food options, even though I tried to prepare for them by reducing my caloric intake the rest of the day.
My saving grace, though, was a dedicated high-calorie-burning workout schedule that I stuck to like a pit bull, even when I was tired and distracted by other things.
All said, I was still pleased with the outcome.
Last Sunday, I weighed in at 192.6 lbs. This week, I broke the 190 lb barrier -- but just barely. I weighed in today at 189.4 lbs. This amounts to a 3.2 lb drop for this week. And it was hard work. Still, 3 lbs in one week is pretty admirable given that I need to average 3 lbs in one month to keep pace with my goal. I'm building up a pretty good reserve just in case I need them.
Anyway, visual evidence... Here's this week's head shot:
Compared to the picture snapped on Jan. 1, 2012:
My naturally round face makes it hard to see much change, but I think the progress is now becoming clearly pretty evident, especially around the jowls and neck lines. Every Sunday I also take a series of four full body shots (front profile, left side profile, right side profile, and back profile) to be able to track the weight loss evolution over my full body during the course of the year. And the change in these pictures is pretty pronounced. Perhaps at the end of this year I'll put together one of those slide shows where one can see a full year's worth of change in rapid presentation format -- both in the head shots as well as the four full body shots.
On to week four and the end of the first month!