Monthly Check in

On the first day of the month, I take measurements as well as my daily hop on the scale. I only track bust, waist, hips, and calf because they’re easy to find. I am posting here because I want a place to keep track of some of the changes.

Highest weight: 343
Starting Weight: 310
Current weight: 256.4
Weight lost to date: 53.6 lbs
Goal Weight: 185

Inches lost: 20″
Bust: 4.5″
Waist: 7″
Hips: 6″
Calf: 2.5″

Starting Clothing Size: 32/34
Current Size: 20/22 (sometimes 18/20 or 22/24 depending on brand)

Starting Shoe Size: 10EEEE (I know, it’s ridiculous and hard to find)
Current Shoe Size: no clue because I’m wearing Birkenstock sandals

Although the scale hasn’t moved much in the last month, I realized in looking at my monthly records that I’m down 12 lbs in the last two months, which is a very respectable pace. My pattern really is to go for a month or so without much change, then drop a bunch and repeat. Sometimes it helps to be hit over the head with a reminder.

It’s also quite probable that being completely exhausted isn’t helping. I haven’t been able to use my CPAP for 5 weeks while my sinuses heal from surgery. The sleep doctor told me at my visit last week that my sleep apnea is more than severe: at my sleep study in 2016, I registered 109 apneas/hour, something I had completely blocked out. Eeeeek! He was concerned about me not using the CPAP even though he understood why. I see the surgeon tomorrow and the only thing I care about is getting the green light to go back to the CPAP and SLEEP.

My goal for this coming week is to get my sleep pattern back to normal. I go to bed a little after 9pm and read for a short while before turning off the light. Usually I can go to sleep quickly. By adding the CPAP back in, I should be able to stay asleep and wake up refreshed and with enough energy to get back to more regular exercise as long as the knee and back cooperate. Getting older is not for sissies.

2 thoughts on “Monthly Check in

  1. That’s terrific progress- keep up the good work. Have you ever heard of a dental appliance for sleep apnea? This is fitted by a dentist with a particular interest/training in sleep apnea- not one of those over the counter devices. Probably (hopefully) you’ll be back on your cpap soon, but something to keep in mind if sinus issues disrupt your cpap therapy in the future.

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