Good evening, ladies and gent! Thanks for joining me again on my weight loss journey. This is entry #7. If this is your first time here, thanks for checking out my blog. Every week I track my weight loss as I go from overweight back to fit. You can check out my first weigh in here. If you want to learn more about me, check my story here!
In a short recap of Week 6, I lost 0.8 lb going from 210.8 to 210. I was concerned about reaching a plateau after losing ~2lbs every week. I thought about changing my routine, but I decided to keep the same plan for 1 more week. Did it work?
Yes, it did!!
I went from 210 to 208.4, which is a total loss of 1.6lbs 😃
I did not lose my goal of 2 lbs, yes but I do not care one bit haha. As our bodies get leaner, the expected rate of weight loss decreases. At 220lbs, I had more fat, so any reduction in calories and physical activity would lead to a significant decrease in weight.
However, now that I am getting lower and lower, I cannot expect that same rate of weight loss. Some weeks yeah I could see a 2lb weight loss. But as I get closer to my goal, those 2lb weeks will be far in between.
As always I let you guys know my workout routine and macro data. And as was last week, nothing has changed.
Total Daily Calories: 2200
Everything is in check and I feel great.
I was asked last week, “James, I am loving the progress, but how do you stay motivated when you have to lose 20+ lbs?”
Motivation differs from person to person, but for me, its pretty simple. When I was younger, whenever it came to sports I could never keep up with the other kids. My weight plus asthma always held me back. So I always keep that in the back of my mind.
There are a lot of motivation techniques, that I could share, but I don’t want to make this a looooong check up. But I will write about it in the near future.
What I really wanted to talk about is my title, “Full Circle.”
This progress check had some special meaning to me. If you haven’t check out my humble beginnings, I urge you to read it. You’ll understand why I am doing this.
Anyways, when I first started tracking macros August of 2016, I started at 208.4lbs. So, when I saw that I weighed that exact number this week, I took a moment to think about how much has changed in about a year. At that time, all I knew about weight loss was eat less to lose it. But over this last year, I have learned:
- different forms of exercises
- the importance of watching what you eat
- how my body responds to different actions and so much more.
As I said from the beginning, I want to help you guys achieve your goals and that hasn’t changed. Even if it wasn’t something I talked about, contact me if you have any questions about health and fitness.
That went a lot longer than I thought, but what can you do.
Join me next week, as I will post a new progress picture. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you guys come back again.
Before I go, if you guys want to speak about specific topics (e.g. meal planning, my daily eating, more workouts, or anything else, let me know in the comments) 😁