When I first began my journey, my BMI was 46, this morning it was 31. Seeing these differences makes me feel really good about what I have done over the past 9 months. And it really motivates me to continue and reach my goal! My weight-loss seems to be moving along slow and steady right now, and I'm okay with that. Even if there's not a big dip in the scale, I notice that my fat mass percentage (on the Tanita Body Composition Analyzer) is always going down. I'm guessing it's because I'm gaining muscle from the running. Three pounds here, 4 pounds there, I'm good with the numbers, as long as the scale keeps going down.
Something I can be proud of is that since I began this journey, I have never had a gain at a weigh-in. I stayed the same once (because I retained a lot of water weight), and lost a measly pound in a month (while doing maintenance), but never gained. I have followed the diet pretty much religiously. I do have a "treat" day. That would be my weigh-in day. Ask Denise at the Ontario Nutrition Store. It's the one day I purchase about three Poon approved snacks...and eat them all in one day. Today it was 2 Chocolite bars, and the Emerald Cinnamon Roasted Almonds. I don't recommend eating all your snacks in one day like I do, but it's the only time I eat snacks at all on this diet, and something I look forward to at every weigh-in. It helps to keep me focused and frankly, I get sick of the snacks in one day, and am good for the next two weeks again. So this works for me!
I also wanted to give a BIG shout out to my girl Beverly over at A Pond's View. She started Dr. Poon's Metabolic Diet a week ago Tuesday, and lost 4.6 pounds in her first week. I'm super proud of her. I bought the book for her a couple of weeks ago, she spent the weekend of June 9th reading it, and began the diet the following Tuesday. She's doing great and I hope I'm being a support to her. It's hard to do something like this on your own. She lives in Hamilton like me, so it's difficult for her to get to a clinic. Big kudos to her for starting her journey!
And just to clarify for my American friends and anyone else who uses the Fahrenheit scale to measure temperature. When I ran on Wednesday (see post here), it was 40 degrees Celsius which is 104 Fahrenheit. Much thanks to my friend Marc over at Fat or Fit? Changing the Status Quo for figuring that out for me! So you see? The jury's in. I am crazier than a shit house rat!
|I look a little unstable here. |
Heat will do that to you.
Just to clarify...this picture was taken over a week ago!