Today's number is:
The scale reports I've lost 7.4 pounds over the past two weeks. This brings my total lost to 172 pounds leaving me 128 pounds from my goal. I continued with my lifestyle of eating to complete satisfaction, and occasionally, a bit more. (I'm still working on the "bit more" part.) However, I did modify my food intake somewhat, adding in more raw vegetables into the mix. And I did increase my exercise considerably over the past two weeks. These two things together caused my rate of weight loss to increase, compared to the preceeding 2 week period, putting me slightly ahead (0.48 pounds) of my long term goal of losing 1% body weight per week.
I was hoping for an even bigger loss, since I've put so much effort into exercise, but I am by no means disappointed. All the exercise may have produced muscle mass which would have offset weight loss, so all in all, I'm pleased!!
For the next two weeks I think there is room for even more raw vegetables in my diet. I will, however, lighten up a bit on the exercise.
-Norm aka John Smith