I was not expecting a great loss this week, to be honest. I was about 40 points over for the week and I had such a great loss last week that I thought I'd either maintain or have a partial-pound loss or gain. I actually asked the receptionist, "Are you kidding me?" when she gave me the news. This receptionist is a sub who is not usually at our meetings, but she weighed me in last week and this week.
I am out of the 170s and am less than a pound away from my 5%. Even though the ticker at the top of the site doesn't reflect it, I have lost a total of 7.6 since I started attending meetings, and 8 pounds will be my 5%. So of course, my goal for next week is to get that 5% star.
I am going to stick with the Good Health Guidelines, despite any skepticism I might have, because I can't argue with my success. I think that by focusing on these foods, I'm eating less junky things.
One other change I've made, and I hesitate to mention this, is that I've cut back on my running. Instead of doing 2-hour long runs, I'm doing 40-45 minutes. I also have been more diligent about getting my strength training in. Between that and the swimming, I'm starting to feel some solid muscles in my arms -- once I lose some of the fat on top of them, I could have some nice definition.
I've obviously hit on a combination of things that is working for me, so I'm just going to stick with it. Only 14.2 pounds to my goal, and it's starting to feel like I'm going to get there.