In January of 2017 I saw my doctor in California for a routine physical. I knew my weight was high but I didn't realize until that day that I was 204. I had never weighed that much. I had been on blood pressure meds since 2014 but they didn't seem to be helping. I certainly wasn't taking enough responsibility for things I could do to manage my blood pressure and other out of balance aspects of my health. Based on my blood work my doctor wanted to add "pre-diabetic" meds to my BP meds. Adding new meds was not a step I was willing to take.
Based on all of this new information from my doctor I did start to take my health and weight seriously again. When I had my appendix out in September of 2018 all of my blood panel numbers were in normal ranges, my blood pressure was normal and healthy, and I stopped the blood pressure meds. My weight was down over 40 pounds from 204 in 2017 and I maintained the low to mid 160's until the pandemic months arrived.
I was really looking forward to today's weigh-in as I felt I made some good progress. I was disappointed with last weeks (August 30) number as I want to drop at least 2 pounds a week. At today's number of 181, however, I lost 3 pounds in this past week. For next week a sub-180 number is on the radar. I think a 170 handle will ensure an on time post next week.