Tuesday, August 28, 2007

May Day Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In #16

Hard to believe that I've been participating in this challenge for a total of 16 weeks now, but there you have it. I've managed to hang in.

Given my propensity to give up on diets, I'm surprised I'm still here.

It turns out, also to my surprise, that this week has been a very good week. I've lost 3.4 lbs since last Tuesday. To be honest, I really don't know how I did it. I haven't been trying very hard, and I've mostly abandoned much in the way of exercise because I keep breaking out in hives.

(And yeah, I know I should go see my doctor, but even though I have health insurance it still costs money, and I have to take time away from work, so it's not going to happen any time soon.)

Not only did I lose a lot of weight this week, I've also dropped out of the 230's. This morning, my weight was an even 229 lbs, which brings me to a total loss of 20.8 lbs for the challenge and a total loss of 28 lbs.

I really can't explain this sudden drop in weight. Even Sunday night's incident (warning, gross!) doesn't fully explain the dramatic drop.

But of course, being Oinkstop, I can't just be happy with the fact that I've lost almost 30 pounds. No, being Oinkstop, I have to find something to complain about.

Okay, here goes: My clothes still fit! (grrr)


Mama Bear June said...

Your overall loss is great! I would definitely start trying to move more throughout your day. It makes you feel better and improves your health and that's really where you'll see inches disappear and clothes fit differently. Hang in there! :-D
Path to Health

Jan B said...

I am so proud of you!! Being out of the 230's is great! Congratulations. I hope that the hives stop soon. I have never had them, but I imagine that they are awful, I hope that you can get back to exercise soon. That has been the key for me. Take care, see you next week.

Gretchen said...

Keep up the good work. Obviously, you've made some habit changes which are almost automatic or you wouldn't still be losing. Have a great week.

Mel said...

Hooray for you losing all that weight this week. I get bummed about my clothes too because even though I have lost thirty-some pounds I find that while I do buy smaller clothes I can still wear my old clothes. I have given up a few things though! Keep up the great work...I can't wait to hear how this week has went!