Today, when I stepped on my scale, I was overjoyed to see it stop at 310. That means I have now lost 20 pounds! I have set a number of goals for myself in 20 pound increments and I am happy to have reached the first one. This was the easy one since it has really come about through changes to my diet and a limiting of my caloric intake. I am noticing that the loss is not as rapid as it first was and I know that I will soon need to ramp up my exercise and activity to continue the loss and I’m looking forward to that. Hopefully in the next week I’ll be able to start getting a good night’s rest again when I get a new CPAP machine. Right now, I’m dealing with the effects of sleep apnea and I’m constantly tired and have little energy for things like exercise after I am done working. I’m also sleeping a lot more because my body is not getting the rest that it needs due to my constant waking up just to breathe. With a CPAP, I need 6 hours of sleep and I’m well rested and ready for my day. Without the CPAP, I’ve been sleeping 9+ hours a day and needing a nap just to get through the day. I’m not letting my sleepless state keep me from eating healthy and even though I’ve been more tired than normal I’ve stayed the course in not drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages. This has been a real mental boost for me since I know that it means I don’t need them when I return to getting good sleep. With 20 down and 60 more to go, I’m pretty excited to start on phase 2 of my plans. Stay tuned to see my progress.
My current weight
starting weight on 6/30/2010: 330
current weight (as of 6/18/2013): 288
loss: 42 lbs
About meI am a (formerly) 330 pound guy from Maine who is exploring Zen and Buddhist practices as a key to living a balanced and healthy life. This blog will serve as a place to record my progress in reaching a healthy weight and lifestyle as well as my thoughts on mindfullness and Buddhist practice.
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