Success! I managed to stay focused this week. Having a weekly goal definitely helps. I am a big believer in the power of writing things down on paper. I don't know why I didn't think of that before -- for some reason paper still feels more real to me than electronic writing.
It's good that I lost a little more, too, so that it will be easier to hit next week's goal. I'm going to use different-colored markers each week so I can see my weekly progress.
One pound a week seems like a reasonable goal. That was the trouble with DietBet -- to hit my goal, I had to lose almost two pounds per week for a four-week period, which is not easy. One pound I can do.
Getting back my A1C test relieved a long-standing worry for me. Even though my fasting glucose tests have always come out okay, I had that nagging thought that it would not catch insulin resistance if I had that. Apparently I don't, since 4.5, my result, is toward the bottom of the recommended range (4.4-6.4). All my stats are pretty stellar: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar. I'm healthy even if I am overweight. That means that the weight loss is mostly about aesthetics, though I do think that carrying less weight would be better for my joints in the long run. Aesthetics have always been a big part of my real motivation anyway.
I had somewhat embarassing moment yesterday. I wanted to practice swimming in my trisuit and my Enell bra since that was what I planned to wear for my triathlon in a couple of weeks. I had a little trouble with the zipper when I was putting it on -- it got out of alignment and I had to fiddle with it to get it zipped. I'm really glad that the Enell is reliable, because the zipper came unzipped during the swim, and when I tried to fix it (still during the swim), it broke. The suit has a zipper in front that goes almost down to my navel (affiliate link for illustration purposes only, obviously I don't recommend this suit). Luckily, with all the hooks, I knew the Enell would hold up. I was only halfway around the pond, so I had to keep swimming with the whole front of my suit completely open. I finished and held the zipper together while I ran for my towel. I only bought this suit about two years ago, so the fact that it broke makes me a little mad, considering I may have worn it four or five times at most. I bought it at REI, which has a very generous return policy, so I'm hoping to exchange it for something else that won't result in indecent exposure. If they don't have anything, I still have my old purple suit and can wear that.
Okay, goal for next week is to be in the 177s. I just noticed that I messed up my chart and skipped 177... I may have to redo it.