Day #5 – Losing 10 pounds in 10 days

May 24, 2014 · 0 comments

Beginning weight at the start –   210.5 pounds
Weight at the end of day #1 –   208.5 pounds
Weight at the end of day #2 –   206.5 pounds
Weight at the end of day #3 –   205.5 pounds
Weight at the end of day #4 –   204.75 pounds
Weight at the end of day #5 –   204.0 pounds
Total weight lost on day #5 –   3/4 of a pound
Total weight lost in 5 days –   6.5 pounds

I hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day weekend. On a little side note, in my family, we’ve often made a point to visit a cemetery on Memorial Day. There’s something very thought-provoking about a cemetery on this special day. The special memorial services, flags, and vast displays of fresh flowers on the graves of loved ones is an emotionally moving experience. I don’t have any family buried in the Fargo area, but we’ve enjoyed the experience nonetheless, and it always creates a sense of closeness in our family.

I lost another three quarters of a pound of weight today. “Three quarters of a pound” sounds better than saying 12 ounces, don’t you think? Ha ha!

I’m pleased with my weight loss progress thus far, and I’m hoping the weight continues to keep falling off. Although I have five days remaining and only 3.5 pounds of weight loss to reach my goal, I think the last few pounds will be much harder to lose. It’s getting harder to eat so little food, and there are more and more times when I feel like sneaking into Little Caesars and ordering one of those large $5.00 Hot-and-Ready pepperoni pizzas!!

On the other hand, this rapid weight-loss plan has been hard. Much harder than I anticipated, and because of that, I’m even more determined NOT to fall off the wagon and do a food splurge before I’m finished. My next breakthrough is to lose my 8th pound. When I hit that mini-goal, it will give me the extra psychological boost I need to keep pushing to reach my final weight-loss goal of 10 pounds in 10 days.

On a positive note, this morning as I was shaving, I noticed my facial features looked a little thinner and slightly sharper. I don’t think anyone else would notice, but I did, and it felt very, very good. I felt a real sense of accomplishment, and it was a nice way to start the day.

My name is Mike Stevens, and I am a printer.

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