As of today, I am 1.08% down from my starting weight on January 1. I am 3 pounds away from my goal of being in the 170s by my first March weigh-in. I'm not sure that I will make that particular goal, but if I have a really good, no-excuses week (like the one I wanted to have last week), it is possible. I'm up just a tick from my midweek weigh-in but down a pound and a half from last Monday.
One secret to having a good weigh-in, I've discovered, is to eat very lightly on the night before your weigh-in, no matter what has happened the rest of the day. I had a too-big lunch yesterday and wasn't very hungry, so I had half a pomegranate for dinner.
My results haven't been dramatic, but my behavior changes haven't been either. It's surprising to me that such a minor adjustment could make such a big difference. It gives me a sense that when I'm not tracking at all, I must be eating a lot more than I realize.
This week is the last week for me of a 7-week term that has been very stressful. In the next half of the term, I will only have one class in the evenings. I am hoping that this will help me do a lot of things better -- work more on my research projects, eat better meals, and get more exercise. I love teaching but the disruption of these long evening classes really wears on me.
I have a trip to Washington, D.C. coming up over spring break. I'll be leaving a week from tomorrow. Though that will also be a bit of a disruption, I love spending time in big cities with public transportation. I walk so much more. I eat bigger meals but don't snack much. It should give me a bit of a weight-loss boost. I am going for a conference that will keep me very busy doing things that are important to me. It's one of my favorite events of the year.