It’s time for another weigh in. Before we get to that, let me give a brief recap of my week. I had my follow up visit with the doctor, so if you haven’t read about that already, you can do it now.
His initial diagnosis is tendonitis in both shoulders. I received two cortisone shots so far, and I am taking an anti-inflammatory daily.
Since I am not able to do any strength training, I have been running daily. In fact, I was able to jog for 5 miles a couple of days last week! Here is a video that I made for one of those runs (and why water almost made me sick):
As you can see, jogging is becoming easier for me, and I hope that it will have an impact on the scale. I ran for a total of 18.7 miles between my last 2 weigh ins! I’m not sure if I am still willing to say that I hate running, but there is still a strong dislike.
I tracked my food every day last week, and I felt good about my choices. I had to fight temptation daily (multiple times a day, actually), but I didn’t let it get the best of me! Actually, I did have one night where I gave in to the urge to eat garbage…of course, I made a video about my night of weakness:
I started making videos of my meals, workouts, weigh ins, and other things that come up regarding health and nutrition – so it’s time for a quick link to my YouTube channel.
Anyway, on to the video and then to the numbers…
And here is a direct link to the video on YouTube, in case you are reading this via email. You can also see my attempt at a 5-mile jog in that video as well!
I have become a lot more active on YouTube (I’m posting daily videos now), Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, so be sure to connect with me there. I plan to post a lot of small updates, health tips that I learn, good articles, and other things that don’t warrant a full blog post, onto those sites. Be sure to leave comments so I know you’re there. Yes, I will bug you about it until you comply!
I had a loss of 3.2 in the previous week, so I am really hoping to record two losses in a row. If that happens, then I will be convinced that I broke through the plateau! Here are the numbers (if you want to see the details for all weeks, just click here)…
Now On To The Weigh In
Week 0 (First Weigh In) – 287
Week 4– 276.4
Week 8 – 266.6
Week 12 – 258.6
Week 16 – 256.0
Week 20 – 258.0
Week 24 – 253.8
Week 28 – 248.0
Week 33 – 250.2
Week 37 – 246.0
Week 38 – 244.8!!!
I lost 1.2 lbs in the last week. Even though I wanted a larger loss, I am still happy with a 4.4 lb loss (I mistakenly said 5 in the video) in the past two weeks.
I think it’s safe to say that I broke through the 250 lbs plateau. Now I need a big loss next week in order to have a chance at beating my “Fit for FinCon” challenge (to lose 15 lbs by 9/6/12)!
I am going to the doctor next Monday (after my weigh in) to determine the next step for both of my shoulders. I can tell you now that the left one feels fine, and the right one feels much better (but not completely healed). Looks like I may be getting another cortisone shot.
My 38-week weight loss total is now at 42.2 lbs, and 47.2 lbs from my all-time high.
photo by David Castillo Dominici
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