I have been blogging about my weight loss over the last few months, and I have been updating my Noom page every week to show my current progress, but I thought I would share the full weight chart. I have wanted to create this chart, but it took me a long time to figure out how I was going to do it because I had to take multiple screenshots on my phone and then blend them together layer by layer. The thought bubbles were overlapping each other, so I had to erase them and put them back in, some upside down, and then manually type in the weight with the date (minus the day of the week for space issues). I finally did it and here it is.
As you can see, I have not gone up throughout my entire process, it’s all down. There were some weigh-in’s where I had only gone down maybe 1lb or 1.8lbs, but I didn’t mind that because at least I didn’t go up.
I started out at 263lbs on January 5th 2013 and my last weigh-in shows 212.6lbs in less than 4 months. That’s 50.4lbs. My first weigh in was on a Saturday, but the first week the app asked me to weigh in on a Wednesday, then again and for some reason I got confused and started weighing in on Wednesdays. I decided after a few weeks that I wanted to go back to weighing in on Saturdays at the end of the week instead of the middle, so that’s why there are some oddities in the chart.
They say that bragging about something is going to make it stop, and normally I would agree, but I just can’t help it because I am so proud of myself. I know it won’t stop because I am going to continue to work as hard as I have been to get this weight off of me.
I just have 12.6lbs to go to meet my goal of 200lbs, and then I will extend this goal so that I go down to 170lbs. Once I reach that goal, I will continue this hard work to maintain my weight. I would hate to work this hard to lose all that weight just to end up back where I was by going back to my old eating habits.
This is a lifestyle change which I will continue because I don’t want to end up as fat as I was, or fatter. For me it’s a health issue because I had sleep apnea and type-2 diabetes. I say had because I am no longer at risk for diabetes and I am hoping that the weight loss will reverse or end my sleep apnea. I’ll admit that I haven’t been wearing my bipap mask the whole night every night like I should, but the reason is because some nights I have trouble falling asleep with it on, so I will take it off after an hour. I can usually go 2 days without it before I start waking up with acid reflux and then a few more days before I gasp for air, but I haven’t been going through that. I think that I might be in the safe zone where I probably don’t have sleep apnea anymore, or it’s going away, but I’m not a doctor so I can’t say that for sure. I will probably need to get a new sleep study to find out.
The responsible adult in me should warn that if you have sleep apnea, DO NOT go a single night without your mask, even if you can’t fall asleep. Sleep apnea could cause death from heart attack or a stroke and is a serious matter, so make sure you wear your mask.
I remain positive because that is the only way to be successful. I couldn’t be more happy with my progress and I look forward to my next weigh in on Saturday.