It is now one month into my attempt at eating more mindfully and things continue to go well. This week my weight fell by another 1kg and I’m now 78.2kg (about 172 pounds). I have been entering the data into my iPod Touch and you can see the graph of my progress in the picture above. My weight actually fell to 78kg last Friday, but climbed up again over the weekend. I’m not quite sure why my weight tends to be lowest on a Friday but it does seem to be that way.
My Weight Loss is Now Obvious to Other People
It is nice when other people notice our efforts and so I was chuffed when my Muay Thai instructor noted my improved waistline. I’m sure he would like to take a lot of the credit for this and I’m not going to disillusion him. He did seem to be taking my failure to lose weight personally and was pushing me harder and harder each session. There did seem to be a noticeable reduction in effort required in my last training session; although this might also be due to being in better physical shape. I can also notice the difference in my body shape, and this is going to mean that I’ll be less self-conscious the next time I go swimming.
It would be nice to lose another 1kg this week, but it does seem that my weight loss is slowing down a bit. If things continue as they are though, I should reach my target weight in a few weeks – then the real work starts.
My meditation practice is going well at the moment and I’m managing about two hours a day between different practices. This is bringing huge improvements to my general level of mindfulness throughout the day; I seem to be reaching deeper states of meditation frequently now. I’m also managing about half an hour of meditation in bed before falling asleep.
Why I Decided to Lose Weight by Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating is Easy – Day 3
The Embarrassing Photo – Day 4
The Ups and Downs of Mindful Eating – One Week In
2 Weeks of Mindful Eating
Three Weeks of Eating Mindfully- Back Below 80kg
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