Day 50 is here. Wow. In week 2 I thought I would fall flat on my face. Thankfully when I have wanted to quit, my wife was there to be a pillar of strength and I credit her for my success in this.
We both expect it to be a little tougher to continue to lose weight as we lose more and more. This past week, my goal was to exercise, something I did all of 4 times during the first 30+ days. I hit the elliptical (which is in our bedroom so we have no excuse) 40 minutes every day and rested on Sunday. I was not really focused on pace, calories burned, or distance, but tried to do at least 2 miles. This week, I have bumped the resistance and time. I have found that I burn nearly double the calories and am usually going 2.5+ miles per day. After this week I want to mix it up and go running outside in the mornings that Gina is off.
Though my trip to the scale today (we weigh in every Tuesday) did not produce a big number, I have been fighting in my mind to remember that weight is not the sole indicator of health. I have to remember how much better I feel, how much better clothes fit, and how much energy I have now.
To date, Gina has lost 16 pounds and I have lost a total of 31. And this also marks 50 days for me without caffeine and fast food. Never going back. Never.