Weight / fitness status, 4/9/12

My second week back on LoseIt.  Net loss so far, 3.4 lbs, 1.8 since last week.  (Which is pretty amazing, given that LoseIt says I’m 5,477 over budget for the week.)  Current goal date is 10 days closer than original, 5 days closer than last week.
My starting weight 3/26 was 189.6
My current weight 4/9 is 186.2
My goal weight is 175
My plan is to lose 1 lb per week
My calorie budget is 1,731
My goal date is June 28, 2012
My original date was July 8, 2012

“Am I still hungry?”

I think a key part of eating the right amount (especially if you’re coming off a long stretch of eating more than you ought) is asking yourself the above question with some regularity (i.e. several times during a meal).

YMMV, but for me, the “I’m not hungry any more” signal is what we geeks call “edge detect”.  It comes once, and it’s soft and easy to miss.  If I miss it, or ignore it, the next signal is “man, I’m full”, and the one after that is “man, I am stuffed.”  (That one tends to stick around!)
But if I ask myself “am I still hungry?”, and stop eating if I’m not (this is actually the important part! :), then I can recover that lost or missed signal.

Weight / fitness status, 4/2/12

My first week back on LoseIt.  Net loss so far, 1.6 lbs.  Goal date is 5 days closer.
My starting weight 3/26 was 189.6
My current weight 4/2 is 188
My goal weight is 175
My plan is to lose 1 lb per week
My calorie budget is 1,743
My goal date is July 3, 2012
My original date was July 8, 2012

Weight loss goals, March 2012

From Feb 2010 – Dec 2010 I lost 46 pounds.  I started at 226 and finished at 180.  I’ve kept pretty good track of my weight since then, and the last time I saw 180 was Oct 2011.  A more recent minimum was 182 in mid-Feb.  This past weekend, on Sunday, I hit 192.  🙁  Up ten pounds in a month, wow.

This morning was 189.6.  I strongly suspect that a significant part of my current “overage” is water weight, which will come off pretty fast.  But some of it isn’t.
So anyway, back on LoseIt.com.  Goal is 175, a pound a week, which LoseIt thinks I can make by July 8, about 15 weeks out (oddly enough ;).
More updates as events warrant.  Questions or comments welcome.