Before I share with you what the milestone is, I just wanted to start by saying a HUGE ‘thank you’ for lots of likes for my last post where I shared all the things I’ll be able to do when I lose weight. From being able to fit into chairs with arms to running 5K, from my feet touching when I stand up to having a helicopter lesson, these targets all things that are keeping me motivated.
So, this week, I’ve lost another 3lbs and that means that I’ve reached 287lbs. Why is this significant for me? Well, it’s the heaviest I’d ever known myself to be (in 2010) so I feel like I’m back on familiar territory. Part of me is sad about how I’d piled on this extra weight and how I’d be so much lighter already if I hadn’t. However, rather than wallow in self-pity, I need to crack on, eat less and move more.
I’m enjoying exercise
It’s now 4 weeks since I started the daily exercise, all of which has been in my home which is perfect during lockdown and, goodness, it’s paying off with two noticeable achievements:
- When I started, I could barely walk for 6-7 minutes without my back hurting and it would take many short bursts of walking to reach my daily target of 40 minutes walking. Well, yesterday, I walked for 40 minutes in ONE GO!
- 10 days ago, I shared how I managed to jog on the spot for a total of 1 minute (broken down into 4 x 15 seconds). Well, yesterday, I jogged on the spot for 10 minutes (broken down into 6 x 100 seconds!). My aim is to build this up until I can jog on the spot for a continuous 10 minutes.
For anyone out there who feels that their weight stops them from doing any form of exercise, I hope this gives you hope that you too CAN make progress. From wherever your starting point is, progress is possible in quite a short amount of time.
My major scale milestones
And as well as the non-scale milestones I shared last time, these are the figures that I can’t wait to see on my scales:
- 287lbs – previously known heaviest weight (ACHIEVED!)
- 277lbs – 10% weight loss
- 262lbs – my BMI will no longer be morbidly obese as I’ll be under 40
- 229lbs – my BMI will be under 35
- 196lbs – my BMI will be under 30 and therefore I’ll no longer be obese
And then, of course, there’s the day when I find myself in the ‘normal’ range!!!! I WILL get there. My weight didn’t pile on overnight and therefore it’s going to take commitment, patience and time for me get rid of it so I’ll be blogging for a while yet!
Hope you all have a good week
Love Erika xx
|Total weight lost:||Still to lose:||Current weight:||BMI:|
|33 lbs||117 lbs||275 lbs||41.8|