Today's Weigh-In: 208.4 lbs. (new low)
5-Day Average: 210.28 lbs.
Well, my average is 210, so I say I've achieved my goal for today. I was worried there, as I had a 212 weigh-in earlier in the week, and I didn't think I was going to make it. But I ate great this past week, and worked out as hard as I could. I had to take Wednesday and Thursday off from working out due to soreness and a bit of elbow pain, but I got back into it this morning and felt really good. No more pain, so I'm happy. Now I need to focus on my monthly goal, which is 205 by March 31st. 5 pounds in 3.5 weeks should be totally doable as long as I watch what goes in my mouth.
As of today, I've officially lost 20 pounds, as my first official weigh-in was 230.2 lbs. It's taken quite a while for such a small amount of weight, but I know that I've done it the right way, and I haven't sacrificed any muscle or health in the process. I'm bigger, stronger, and fitter today than I've ever been in my life. I still have 25 more pounds to go, but now I have the confidence that I can actually do it, and maintain my healthy lifestyle forever. It's not hard any more. It's just habit. Sure there are days when I don't eat as healthy as I could. And there are days when I don't get in a workout. But that's life, and that's the way life will always be. I'm living my life as though I'm going to do this forever, because I am. Sure I'll eat more calories when I'm maintaining my weight, but the quality of food won't change. I've learned the habits that are necessary to stay healthy, and that's really the most valuable thing.