I’ll explain the asterisk.
First, the bad news: I was up again.
Now to explain the asterisk. Although I was technically up for the month by 0.4 pounds, I have been trending down for several weeks and it was only due to a mysterious overnight gain of 1.6 pounds on the night of the 30th that I was up at all.
For the year to date, my total body weight did not change over the last month, still up 4.3 pounds. The accumulation of body fat also slowed, and for many days in the last two weeks my weight was in what is considered the “normal” range, so there’s that.
Looking ahead, I am reasonably confident that I can keep shedding weight, because December has already bucked the usual weight gain trend and I am continuing the same habits going forward. For example, I could be eating a big chunk of fudge right now at 8:56 p.m. as I type this, but instead I will eat nothing. Ta-da! Also, I have no fudge.
As recounted yesterday, my goal is to still hit 150. I have 21.4 pounds to go. I can do this, and without even needing surgery!
We’ll see what progress I’ve made to that end come January 31.
December 1: 171.4 pounds
December 31: 171.8 pounds (up 0.4 pounds)
Year to date: From 167.5 to 171.8 pounds (up 4.3 pounds, unchanged from previous month)
And the body fat:
December 1: 20.1% (34.5 pounds of fat)
December 31: 21% (36.1 pounds of fat) (up 1.6 pounds)