So last week, I had a 1.2 pound gain and as I said, I was not going to let that get me down. I got back on track this week with the food and the gym and I lost 5 pounds!
As I mentioned in A Time to Measure , I am not just looking at my weight loss as the sole measuring stick. When I started this, I took measurements and have been tracking my loss in size (see below). As of my current measurements, I have lost a total of 22.5 inches between my Chest, Neck, Waist and Hips. If you figure in my biceps, thighs and calves, it is a total of 37.25 inches.
Man my clothes are fitting better! When I started, I was wearing size 56 pants and a 4x/5x shirt. Recently, I have gone shopping for a few new items and am in size 48 pants and a 3x shirt!
In my Week 12 update (the Mental Game andNSV’s) I talked about my first week on the elliptical and how I started at a whopping 1 minute and made it up to a 3 minute stretch by the end of the week. Needless to say, my cardio in the beginning was less than stellar. I am now working out at a minimum pace of 40 minutes of cardio with 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the stationary bike. This week, Sheri and I have started to add in weight training to our workout.
As you can see below, I am at total loss so far of 78.4 lbs. My goal for this week is to loose at least 1.6 lbs to get me to the 80 pound mark.
In my posts The rest of the story and Thankful for good friends I discussed I was perusing getting the Lab Band surgery and that I would be what is called “self pay” since my insurance does not cover it. In reading back over my posts, I failed to mention the $16,000 price tag to the surgery. Well, I have not made much mention of the surgery, so I figured it was time for an update.
After much consideration, I have made the decision to hold off on getting the surgery at this time. The Primary reason is I do not have $16k nor am I in the place to finance the $16k. The secondary reason for me holding off on the surgery is that at the pace I am going, I do not feel I need the surgery. I am going to continue doing what I have been doing and keep getting healthier.
Now for my Weeks 29 updates.
- Week 29 Weight – 9/4/11 – 306.4 pounds
- Week 28 weight -8/28/11 – 311.4 pounds
- Starting weight -2/13/11 – 384.8 pounds
Weight loss for Week 29 – 5 pounds
Total Weight loss - 78.4 pounds
- Current Measurements – 9/4/11 – Chest – 55.25″, Neck – 20″, Waist – 53.5″, Hips – 54″
- Last Month’s Measurements 6/12/11 – Chest – 56″, Neck – 21″, Waist – 55.75″, Hips – 54.5″
- Starting Measurements – 2/13/11 – Chest – 61″, Neck – 23″, Waist – 61.5″, Hips – 59.5″
- Total Lost – Chest 5.75″, Neck – 3″, Waist – 8″, Hips – 5.5″
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