I didn't make mention of last week's weigh in because I wanted to make sure it had stuck. You see, in the lead up to stepping on the scales on the 24th, I really hadn't had an awesome week when it came to what I put in my mouth. I was a bit sceptical about how my weigh in would go. I was surprised and excited when the scales flashed up with 102.2kg (225lbs)! I was only 200gm from reaching 40kg (88lbs) lost total!!
I promptly followed this up with our regular Saturday night pizza. I make it at home based on this recipe and always felt virtuous about it because it was sans the traditionally fattening cheese and cholesterol laden meat. The was until, post pizza last week, I plug the recipe for my pizza base only in NutritionData. I almost dropped my bundle when I found out that I was eating 1,270 calories of doughy pizza base ALONE!! Once you added in the toppings, even without meat and cheese, I was eating more calories than my basal metabolic rate (BMR) in ONE MEAL.
When I teamed that with calorie massacre that occured at the work function yesterday with all the alcohol and the drunken hot chip feast, I was not looking forward to this morning's weigh in.
I tentatively stepped onto the scales and closed my eyes. The best I was hoping for was to maintain but I really thought I was staring down the barrell of a gain.
When I opened my eyes I couldn't believe it...
(223lbs for the imperialists)
I can now safely say that I have lost 40kgs!! When people say 'how much have you lost?' I don't have to say 'Almost 40' :)
And Saturday night pizza? Some major changes are going to happen there, I won't let no dough stand in my way of my next milestone! 50kgs down, here I come!
142kg vs. 102kg