On Losing 40(+) Pounds

I started my latest weight loss journey mid October, and even with total knee replacement surgery – (where I have a lull in strenuous physical activity) – I’m still losing weight.

All of my regular clothes now fits me. I have a closet with some very cool retro wool cycling jerseys and they be will what drives me to lose “the rest of the weight”

Losing 40 pounds is just to get to what I would consider to be the absolute upper end of the range for my height. Its still overweight but not obese – BMI wise. To wear those jerseys I would have to get to the weight I was at 20 years ago.

I even have blasted through a plateau – something that caused me to give up – on at least two previous attempts at this

All of my labs before surgery were the best I’ve had in 20 years. I do feel a ton better (bad choice of words intended). I even have reduced my alcohol consumption down to 2 drinks a week, and haven’t had any since January 1 and don’t miss it one bit.

How have I done this? LoseIt! app and walking 3 miles 3 times a week and weight lifting 4 times a week. Occasional bike rides. I log everything and have my goal set to lose 2 pounds a week. I am allotted 1500 calories a day but net (calories in – calories burned) only consume 1200.

My goal was to reduce the weight on my knees – especially since knee replacement.

There are so many benefits – I’d need several more blogs to list them all. All I can say is that these things are a total game and life changer.

I’m feeling very proud of myself today.

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