March 28 - Increased to 800 steps. For the A days, that 800 steps carrying 21 extra pounds of weight. For the B days, I divided the 800 steps up as follows: 1st 5 arm exercises @ 120 steps each = 600 steps; remaining 2 arm exercises at 100 each, for a grand total of 800 steps.
I've gone down another pound, so I've added another pound weight for the A days.
Just in case some people did look at the overall chart and think, My she's losing the weight too fast, I've created a chart just for this current program. It started out pretty rapid, and that was just from cutting out candy and soda, but after that original reaction, I've just enjoyed a gradual loss. I do weigh daily, so you see all the little ups and downs.
I am amused sometimes at the objections people have to losing weight fast, claiming they just gain it all back. Well, I'm absolute evidence that when you lose it slow, you can still gain a great deal of it back, if not all.
The secret is to not be tricked into the mindset that I can abandon my calorie budget or stop my fitness routine and just pick it up again later. In my experience, I have been able to, but then comes that inevitable time when the will power just isn't there any more, and it's too much of a struggle to get control again. I obviously stop weighing when I've gone off budget -- and perhaps if I would just force myself to continue weighing every day and recording it, that might put the brakes on some weight gains.
Regardless, it's something that I will always have to deal with, and I'm just glad that I'm in a season of having some success.