Interestingly, I am down the exact same amount in July as I was in June–4.4 pounds, another month of notable weight loss. Yay.
Even better, I dropped more weight in the final two days after hitting a plateau that lasted a little more than a week.
The continued weight loss can be attributed to a few things:
- Lots of exercise. I am running three times a week (each run is a combined 18+ km of walking/running) and I do walks on my non-run days, too. Compulsion to close activity rings on Apple Watch fitness app: Ongoing!
- Less snacking overall. Reminding myself to not eat when not hungry (it’s surprising how often we do that.). This is known as fog eating and would go better if you ate actual fog instead of food.
- Smarter snacking. I am eating more fruit or doing things like having a serving of non-fat yogurt with blueberries or strawberries mixed in. No more cookies!
- Better meals. Saving things like pizza as occasional indulgences rather than having them regularly. I’m sorry, pizza, our torrid affair must remain part-time.
The weight loss is now enough that I can see the downward trend over shorter periods of time. I still find it darkly amusing that the biggest loss happened when I got COVID-19. But unlike other times when illness led to weight loss, I didn’t put the weight back on. Woo.
My Fitbit one-year chart is below. It is a weird coincidence that my weight peaked on January 1 of this year:
Also, looking over the chart again, I seem to have mistyped my weight from January 1, so my weight loss for the year-to-date is even better than I originally thought. I have corrected the January stats below.
Weight: January 1, 2022: 182.8 pounds Current: 163.8 pounds Year to date: Down 19 pounds July 1: 168.2 pounds July 31: 163.8 pounds (down 4.4 pounds) Body fat: January 1: 23% (42.1 pounds of fat) July 31: 18% (29.5 pounds of fat--down 12.6 pounds)