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This week, I'm very excited to reveal a new milestone in my weight loss. This is one that I've been eyeing for a VERY long time! Check below to see the numbers...
First, let me say that I have watched EVERY SEASON of this show from Season 2 to 15. For 14 straight seasons, I have followed this show from beginning to end. I have visited the official website, looked up former contestants online, checked out the Biggest Loser books from the library, and even competed in my local gym's Biggest Loser competitions. It's safe to say that I was a huge fan of the show. But, today, I'm here to say that I am done with this show!
Before I get into why I'm quitting this show, I should explain why I did watch it for so long. Looking back, I think there was one reason I kept watching The Biggest Loser: To remind myself that, for someone like me, it really is possible to lose the weight. I needed motivation and hope, and the Biggest Loser was there to tell me that IT IS POSSIBLE! In the end, I found that this was a false hope. In fact, I found that nearly every aspect of this show was the exact OPPOSITE of what finally helped me lose weight and become healthy. Here are 4 reasons I'm done with this show...
Time for this week's update! This post is slightly delayed due to a very important matter...the start of the NFL season. :-) By the way, my team won....go Falcons!
Not a lot of commentary this week. I have been working on a big blog post this week which I will talk a little about at the end of this post. Check below for more details. Ok, here are this week's numbers...
Happy Labor Day! This update is coming to you one day late, but better late than never, right?
This is not something I recommend for anyone starting or early on their weight loss journey, but this week I actually started weighing in daily. Now that I am dealing with this plateau, I thought it would be interesting to see how my weight is fluctuating during the week. I plan on doing this for a few weeks and then sharing the results. Ok, here are this week's numbers...
Summer is over for this teacher. :-( I recently started pre-planning, and my classroom will be filled with energetic middle schoolers very soon. When I first started teaching, I always thought that summer break would be the perfect time to lose a ton of weight in a short amount of the time. I was wrong.
Ideally, Summer meant more time to make healthy meals, work out, lead an active lifestyle, and to really focus on losing that weight. Surely summer break would mean a break-through for my weight loss. Somehow....this just never happened. The big question in mind has been "why?"
Thanks to everyone who sent in encouraging words after last week's disappointing weigh-in. I really appreciate the support, and I'm happy to serve as an example of perseverance for those of you who are plateauing with me. :-)
You may have noticed that I didn't post a new blog post this week. This was not on purpose, but as I was writing my post for last week, I felt like I needed some extra time to do the subject justice. The topic? It's an analysis and possible explanation for my own weight loss plateaus. Stay tuned later this week for the post. Ok, here are this week's numbers....
This week's update will be much shorter than last week! Thanks for stopping by to check on my health and weight loss progress.
This week's update is much different than I thought it would be a week ago. After several weeks of weight loss, my weight unexpectedly shot back up again. Here are the numbers:
Week three of my ketosis experiment is behind me, and I have learned a LOT this week that I am excited to share with you. Thanks for those of you who are following along with my experiment.
Overall, I am very happy with this plan, but I have also gained some insights on the good and bad aspects of my personal implementation. Here are 5 key observations from 3 weeks on the ketogenic diet:
A few months ago, after completing my second Whole30 plan, I submitted my story to Melissa Hartwig, co-founder of Whole9 and Whole30. This past week, I was very excited to discover that they had featured me on their >100 lbs lost blog post! Here is a link to the post on the Whole30 blog: 300+ Pounds lost (and 3 Lives Changed) with the Whole30
If you're interested in my own posts on the Whole30 plan, you can see them here:
Stephen's Whole30 Blog Posts
There is a lot to cover in this week's edition of Stephen's Weekly Update!
Aside from the usual progress numbers, I'll be talking about:
- My ketosis experiment
- A new book I'm reading
- A very exciting update on my search for a new scale!
Ok, first things first...here are this week's numbers: