OK, this isn't the ATP report, but I haven't forgotten it.
So let's update some situations.
Weight: The last time I talked about this
, I said (after recording an 19 pound loss in the first six weeks) that I'd be ecstatic if I maintained a two-pound-a-week average for the next
six weeks (that would have been another 12, for a total of 31). Well, I didn't get my 12 - I had to make do with 16 instead (total of 35 off my starting weight of 251). But since then I've definitely seen signs of a slowdown - it was a whole nine days after I first saw 216 that I first saw 215 (today, in fact). Given that, I'll be perfectly happy with an average of 1.5 pounds for weeks 13-18. That would be another nine pounds (eight, counting the one I've already lost), which would get me to 207, officially out of the "obese" BMI range.
Employment: It looks pretty certain now that I will be gainfully employed during tax season, as Taxman (the people who ran my tax-prep course) seems ready to hire me. I'm supposed to talk to the office manager of the Watertown office tomorrow. The office is a three-minute bus ride from my front door!
The arm: I can now stretch it to its full extent (except behind my back). There's still some stiffness if I overdo it, but most days I just don't notice it.
That's all for the moment. I'm hoping to brave the blizzard tonight to see Rocket From the Tombs (the pioneering mid-70s Cleveland band who birthed both Pere Ubu
and Dead Boys
. We'll see if I get there.
12/07 UPDATE: I went back to an earlier post and discovered that the figures I originally posted yesterday (18 pounds for the first six weeks and 17 for the second) were just a bit off - If you look at the beginning of ths post, you'll see the corrected figures (19 for the first six weeks, 16 for the second).