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'Nine Pounds In A Week?!'

 

Everything that happened this week was completely overshadowed by the fact that I lost NINE pounds since my previous weigh-in.

I swear I almost passed out when I saw the scale.  I demanded a recount when I saw the number, there had to be a mistake!  So we weighed me again.  Same number.  I even got on a different scale.  Pretty much the same number (actually, it was a little LOWER).  So, there you have it, I managed to lose 9 pounds in one week.

This brings my six week total to 21 pounds.

In a previous blog post, I mentioned that in my office we are measuring my weight loss in terms of what fraction of a certain co-worker I have lost.  Her name is Lilei.  She is a software engineer and a fabulous cook, and she weighs about 100 lbs.  Stephen in our Creative group made this graphic for me:

 

 

We are going to update it across the year.  I did some internet research and we figured out that Lilei's legs weigh about 20 lbs, her arms weigh about 5 lbs, and her head weighs about 10 lbs, so therefore her torso is 40 lbs.  In short (no pun intended), I have lost a Lilei leg.  We'll shade in relevant parts of the diagram as I progress through the "Lose A Lilei" program.

I went on a few nice walks in the last week.  Last Sunday was Sunday Streets ( http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/ ) and my friend and Andrew and I went out to walk the route on the Great Highway.  We walked about two miles; I walked a mile of it barefoot on the beach which was fun but kinda exhausting.  Here's a funny photo of me struggling as I sink in the wet sand surrounding the shipwreck of the Prince Phillip, a ship that crashed on Ocean Beach in 1878.

 

 

Today we went out to the beach again to fly Andrew's new kite.  We walked about two and a half miles.  No issues with my calves or achilles tendon, thankfully; the stretches are working!  It was really a fantastic day and a fantastic week.

Author: Dave McKew, Commit to Fit Winner 2011

 

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