Weight: I'm currently sitting at 222.2. However, this weekend I saw 221.8 on the scale! I can honestly say that I likely haven't seen that number since high school or my first year in college. So I am losing weight. I've been looking daily weight into SparkPeople on my phone. The chart shows that I've lost 22 pounds since 12/4/11. In total I've lost 50 pounds since I started this journey 3 years ago. 272 wasn't my biggest though. I have a picture of my upper body at what was likely my heaviest. I'm guessing 285 or higher. I'm going to have Pete take a picture of me this week so that I can show progress. When he does I'll post that and the heaviest photo too.
Workouts: I've been hitting the gym hard. Mondays and Fridays I do 2.5+miles from 5am-5:45am. Then I do the Body Pump class from 6-7am. I usually burn about 900 calories. The rest of the week my goal has been to get in an hour of treadmill. I try to run as much as I can. Usually I get at least 3.1 miles running with walking rest periods and then the remainder of the hour is spent walking; about 3.1-4.25 miles. Inevitably I end up with one rest day that I just don't go to the gym. But it's ok, I just go the following day and resume where I left off.
My Body: I've noticed changes that I'm anxious about already. I have fat & skin hanging down from my upper arms. It's about twice the size of my actual arm/muscle. I understand that I'm going to have hanging skin to deal with and this is just a foreshadowing of what is to come. My thighs down seem to be getting smaller or at least not in comparison with my hips and waist. I can get into a size 16 jeans, but they are so tight on my thighs that it's not comfortable. I can tell that shopping is going to be very tricky.
My Eating: I've been eating leaner meats and healthy portions. I think for the most part I understand how it all works in my head. I still have cravings. But I'm not giving into them more often. Admittedly I did eat a small bag of Jelly Belly jellybeans this weekend. They tasted good, but I have to wonder if that is why the scale didn't continue down the 221 road and went back up to 222.