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Weight Loss Check In #1

We’ve reached the beginning of a new month, and that seems like a good time to check in on my plan to downsize the geek. I just finished week number 7 on Weight Watchers, so let’s go to the chart:

After 7 weeks I'm down 16.8 lbs!

After 7 weeks I’m down 16.8 lbs!

After 7 weeks, I’m down from a mind-numbing weight of 372.4 pounds to a slightly less panic-inducing 355.6 pounds. Obviously I still have a lot of work to do, but all things being equal, I’m happy with my progress. Even better, I’m happy with the steady continuation of progress week after week.

If you take another gander at the chart, you’ll notice a nasty bit of yo-yoing during weeks 1 and 2 on the plan. Midway through our first week on the Weight Watchers, both Angie and I came down with something that I not-so-cheerfully referred to as the “Black Death.” (Angie says we caught a stomach bug, but I know the plague when it has me in its evil clutches.)

Neither of us could keep food down, which as it turns out, is a hell of a diet strategy. I lost 6 pounds that first week. By the end of the next week I had recovered, and so did my weight. I actually ended up gaining 3 pounds. But since then, my weight has been on a steady decline.

This past week was actually my smallest weight loss to date, down only 1.2 pounds. But in reviewing the week, I had to eat out a total of 5 times. I also had to survive the candy-strewn gauntlet that is Easter. After all of that, I’m more than happy with a loss of 1.2 pounds.

I have to say, the Weight Watchers Online program is really working for me. The iPhone apps are killer, and have really been integral to my success. I always have my phone, so I’m never without the tools to work the plan.

Now if I could just find an iPhone app that cleans the house, I’d be all set.

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