Weigh In!!!

Well, stepped on the scale this morning and saw something like 222 staring at me for the second day in a row. So, I figured it's official and that I would post it. That's 40.4 lbs. Or about 1/3 of my way to goal.
Anybody reading my blog in the last week knows this is big for me. It's strange how you can feel like your in a pit, then today I felt awesome. Not because of the weight, but because I walked 3.5 miles in about an hour and twenty minutes and felt great doing it. I just felt better mentally and every which way today. I had yogurt with peaches and honey for breakfast, a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch and chicken and asparagus (about 20 spears) for dinner. It was a good day and I kept my calories at about 1500 . I made it through my first really bad pit and came out the other side still on track. That is huge. I know there will be more, but having gone through this one and to still keep trucking is a big victory.
okay, so....forty pounds = 140,000 calories....holy crap. (just did that on my handy dandy computer calculator. 1 lb, 40 times. Happy dance. I have been going at this now for about oh....three months and three weeks. Less than four months...on average 10 lbs a month. the majority of that time was 1700 calorie days and two to three mile walks five to six days a week. NOt hugely fast walks either, about 3 mph. So, anybody reading this, if you want to lose thirty to forty pounds in the next three to four months, you can do it too. Okay?!
Hope everyone is on target with their goals.
p.s Maybe it's all the old soap clips I've been watching, but I am feeling romantic, and I think this is the most romantic song...just about ever.


Losing it in Vegas said...

You Go Girl! You are doing amazing. And yes, any one can do it. Now if we can just convince them :D

Brightcetera said...


Chris ... way. to. go.!!!
i know firsthand how difficult it can be to not let the pit engulf you and your efforts. Big huge hugs of congratulations to you!!!
Tomorrow I will walk and I'll remember what it did for you and hope it does the same for me.

You're doing so well ... one pound at a time.

Patty said...

I am so happy for you Chris!! But I have never ever doubted that you would be successful. You are a winner in every sense of the word.

And my own sister has just lost 25 pounds in 3 months my cutting out processed foods and walking. That is it!

Tara Stevens said...

fantastic! good work, that's a great loss, I'm very pleased for you :-)

InWeighOverMyHead said...

Great job Chris!!!!

Dani @ PFL said...

So thrilled for you! Congrats on your amazing progress. Ever onward! =)

Christine said...

Patty, I wish you would post so I could comment...your always so supportive. Thank you all for your support, It helps immensely.

Patty said...

You just start my day on a high note! I really hope with the garden winding down, I'll have a lot more time to do just that Chris...good to know I'll have at least one person reading! :-)

But for the record, I don't even have words to describe how impressive I think you are. Can't wait to see you on Oprah! :-)

Hanlie said...

Congratulations! You are always inspiring to me! Thanks!