A couple of days after my disastrous weigh in last week, as much as I knew I shouldn't, I stepped on the scale two days later and I saw 166 lbs! I guess my gain on weigh-in day had a lot to do with the Easter debacle and I was retaining some crazy amount of water.
So today, on official weigh-in Wednesday, I am 164.6 lbs.
Not only did I break back into the 160s, but I have cruised half-way through!
Here is a small visual of my weight-loss progress so far:
I've noticed an almost-trend over the past 3 months. My weight loss can be broken down into 4-week cycles:
- Week 1: 4-6 lb. loss. Mr. McMuffintop leaves for work this week and I always go back to doing a week of Jillian Michaels' 7-Day Kickstart Your Metabolism meal plan. Lots of veggies and lean protein are the base of this loss.
- Week 2: 1-2 lb. loss. Mr. McMuffintop is still away for work and I am able to continue in my healthy-ways routine.
- Week 3: 1 lb. gain (except for January where I actually went on to lost another 4 lbs.). Mr. McMuffintop comes home from work. I continue to exercise and watch my food portions, but the food is not as clean and healthy and probably has more salt than I would use or isn't as lean.
- Week 4: 0-1 lb. gain. Mr. McMuffintop is still home from work and I continue to exercise but also continue to eat a bit less healthy (especially if it's a holiday or special occasion... I'm looking at YOU, Easter!).
But overall I have still managed to lose 25 lbs. in 3 months at an average of 1.9 lbs. per week. Yeah, I'm patting myself on the back a little bit.
I can now fit back into ALL of my old clothes that had been packed away for the past 6 years. THAT is an incredible feeling.