Notes on Extreme Weight Loss

I have passed 50 pounds lost since January of this year. I now weigh less than I did at the end of 12th grade.

Observations:

  • This has been incredibly hard and at the same time incredibly easy.
  • By training myself to look forward to the leftovers I create by not eating traditional portions, I have drastically reduced the amount I eat, and the amount we spend on food.
  • In general, I feel better than I have in a long time. This is psychological as much as it is physical- I love watching the fat melt off.
  • Discipline is everything. This is the first time in my life, outside of when I was playing sports and competing for a spot on a team, that I have been able to routinize my working out and eating so effectively. I feel that if I stop I will quickly drop into bad habits, and this has become somewhat stressful
  • I allow myself nights where my eating goes way over the top- candy, ice cream etc.
  • Related to that, I do not deny myself any food; I simply minimize the amount of it I eat. A pint of Ben And Jerry’s consumed over two weeks is a treat every night and surprisingly easy to do with my weight loss goals in mind.
  • While these changes have been easy/hard, thinking about eating takes up a considerable amount of my daily thought. I have not been as productive this season and I’m not sure how I feel about it.  Perhaps weight loss should be my only goal right now anyway.

I’m going to post some before/after images soon. I have about 20 more pounds to go. Things have slowed considerably since the beginning of March. A chronicle of every single thing I have eaten since January can be found at my PBT Spreadsheet.

4 thoughts on “Notes on Extreme Weight Loss”

  1. 1. Congratulations, that’s awesome.

    2. Probably the best recap I’ve ever seen of the whole weight loss experience, with its pluses and minuses.

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