57! What a day. I realized I have 5 weeks left on the diet. That doesn’t really sound like that much. Actually it was 5 weeks on Saturday, so, less than 5 weeks. That’s pretty cool.
Lots of rain today, but, it was work from home, so, didn’t matter much… I just chilled inside and did my thing. I’m reaching the end of my training period, not that I won’t still have some training to do, but pretty soon I’ll be sort of full fledged. Really all that means is I’ll also be on phones.
Oh yeah, after the run last night, I hopped on the scale and saw the lowest number I’d seen yet. It popped back up a pound or so this morning, but that can be expected. It inspired me to look through some of my “coming soon” clothes again. It doesn’t seem like that long since I went through them before (in fact, I just checked, basically just a week), but I can tell a difference… not a huge one, but a couple of the shirts that I considered not QUITE there last time seem to fit now, and a pair of jeans as well. The number on the scale actually is pretty much the same… it kinda stagnated and fluctuated, as it is wont to do… but that is why it’s good to remember that those numbers don’t mean everything.
So, for the sake of just having a general number to give, I’m presently roughly 190. When I started I was roughly 217. My initial weigh-in was on a totally different scale, so I don’t know that the numbers directly correlate, but, that’s essentially 27 pounds in 57 days. My goal is to get into the upper end of what BMI says is my healthy weight range. So the upper limit on that is 174.
Now, *IF* I were to lose weight at the same average rate (roughly a half pound per day), then at the end of the 90 days, I would be pretty much right there. I don’t expect that will be the case. But, I’m happy to hope it. As I’ve said before, what I ultimately do post the 90 days will largely depend on where I am once I reach it. I’ve pretty much decided one thing, but I’m going to wait for Day 61 to talk about it. Hopefully I remember.
Reading and writing is already done for today. For writing, I didn’t actually write words in the story I am writing, but I *DID* write words related to it, figuring out some details about a character that I needed to flesh a little bit of stuff out on in order to really continue in the story. So I think that will be my little modification to the rules for writing, either write something in the story each day, or work out something that needs to be worked out.
Now, 57. Expedition 57 will be the 57th expedition to the International Space Station, and is happening here in October. Except of course for the fact that the earth is flat and space stations are a figment of our imagination. This will be our 57th delusion.