I told Cliff yesterday it would be a miracle if I showed a weight loss this week; well, I got my miracle: one pound lost, so I'm now 168.5 pounds.
The reason I didn't expect to lose is that I've let my daily calorie count creep up little by little, until now I'm averaging about 2,200 calories a day. Not many women can lose weight and eat that much.
Yes, I'm walking daily; but that burns less than 200 calories, so I'm still pretty high on calorie count. I'm going to try and get back to under 2,000 a day.
Cliff, after gaining one pound last week, is now down to 252.5; that's 25 pounds lost since mid-December, and four pounds less than last week. He's consuming at least as many calories as I am, although I don't keep track of his. For breakfast and lunch, we have the same amounts of everything. Since he works evenings, his lunch for work is different than my supper here at home.
His blood pressure today is 131/71.
We still have one sick granddaughter, so we'll take our walks seperately, so Monica won't be left here alone. The dog loves this, because she gets two long walks instead of one. She also enjoys having a kid in the house all day.
So far we haven't gotten the flu; perhaps this year the flu vaccine targeted the proper strain! Statistics say the flu shot is 80% affective, so I'm hoping this bug my daughter's whole family is fighting is in that range. Every single member her family has now had it.