In 2015 New Year’s resolution , I said that I want to lose 10–15 pounds by June 2015 (I’ve now set a specific target: 160 lbs). In Weight-loss progress report, I provided a one-month update. Now it’s time for the two-month update.
The month of February has been much like January—I continue eating any amount of food for lunch, but only raw fruits and vegetables, and my evening is not restricted by type of food, but I’m trying to control how much I eat at dinner. My exercise levels are also unchanged, averaging 4.84 miles/day of bicycling this month—insignificantly higher than the 4.76 miles/day of January.
I am at the lowest weight I’ve been since I bought the scale in 2011 and started recording my weight. Although I was losing 1.24 lbs/week in January, my weight loss has slowed considerably, and I only have been losing 0.74 lbs/week in February. Over both months, the weight loss is still about 1 lb/week, and the slowdown was expected, but I’m wondering whether I need to be a bit more diligent on weekends, to avoid further slowdown.
The diet has been both easier and harder than I expected. Limiting myself to raw fruits and vegetables for lunch was fairly easy—the hardest thing there is remembering to prepare and pack a lunch every day. Stopping eating in the evening before I feel full has been harder. I had expected the reverse (that I’d feel very hungry at work and hit the vending machine, and that eating just enough for dinner would be fairly easy).