Another weigh-in day rolls around and the scales tell me that another kilo is gone. Today’s weight is 85 kilos / 187 pounds, giving me a weight loss for the week of 1 kilo or 2 pounds. Fantastic!
This figure of 85 kilos also marks a mini goal I set for myself. If you remember, I set the mini goal of being 85 kilos or less by the 1st of December. I have reached that goal a few weeks early so am quite happy with the progress.
Do you remember the starting weight? Just to rehash, I started the weight loss program on August the 9th, weighing in at 97.2 Kilograms - 213.8 lbs.
In 12 weeks I have lost 12 kilos or 26 pounds. I have done this primarily through counting calories and keeping the total amount of calories consumed less than 1500 per day. With a little moderate exercise included, a game of golf and encouragement from my family, life feels so good.
What I am learning is that I can go out for a restaurant meal, I can have that take-away, and I just have to eat something else for the day which is almost calorie free. I am learning the basics to maintaining a healthy weight once I attain my absolute goal of weighing 75 kilos. Unlike a fad diet or one of those diet drink programs, counting calories is making me very aware of exactly what is going in to my mouth, so I can apply this for the rest of my life.
The rules are simple really. If you eat some rubbish for lunch, make sure your evening meal is very low in calories. Fatty foods and sweet things are your worst enemy, so avoid them as if your life depends on it, because ultimately it does.