Whooshing past a goal

One of the stranger phenomenon that occurs when you are losing weight is the so-called “whoosh effect” […] It’s the name we give to a very common occurrence where you are eating right and doing everything you are supposed to do but no weight loss happens for several days and then all of a sudden, you lose 3-5 lbs in a single night.

I don’t know if this qualifies as a “whoosh” or not – but Sunday’s weigh-in was 282 pounds.

That’s 7 pounds less that last week. After two weeks of 3 pound losses, suddenly I am 52 pounds lighter than I was when I started this in July.

Yes – 50 pounds! That was the first milestone I set for myself. I was hoping I could make it 50 pounds down by Christmas this year. Then I thought I might make it to 50 by Thanksgiving. Now I don’t know what to think.

My ultimate goal of a “normal” BMI doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore. Although 165 pounds is a looong way off. I remember thinking I’d be thrilled if I could lose 100 pounds. And I’m halfway there in less than 70 days. It’s strange to think there may come a time when I have to start planning to stop losing weight and try to maintain my weight. I’ve never felt such a thing. As long as I can remember I’ve always thought that it would be nice to lose some weight.

Well, I can’t get a head of myself. There’s still plenty of challenges ahead. Vacation and the holidays are coming up and while I feel a lot better about them now – there will still be some roadblocks and tough decisions to make.

I am thinking that before vacation I should get back into the doctor’s office and make sure all this progress is having the intended effect on my health.

I feel amazing most of the time nowadays, so I can’t believe that anything I am doing is detrimental to my health, but the blood test numbers will tell the truth. And that’s the progress I really want to see.

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