I have now completed the first 16 weeks of the program and officially start phase 2 next week. Originally I had hoped to be at my target weight of 170 lbs by this point and then use phase 2 to work on stabilization, however, I will continue to stick to phase 1 workout (3 x per week) and phase 1 diet for a few more weeks.
I have my final assessment, blood work, and doctors appointment next week. They will do a full cholesterol screen and body fat scan, and from there we will determine ideal body weight. So I won’t know for a bit how much longer I will stay on current exercise and diet, but at a fairly constant rate of 2.5 lbs loss per week, I’m expected about 4 more weeks to get to around 165 lbs.
I also did final body measurements today and over the first 16 weeks, I’ve lost a total of 23.75 inches from neck, chest, waist, hips, biceps, and thighs. I think the most noticeable and impactful is losing 9 inches from my waist. This has meant that all of my pants, shorts and bathing suits no longer fit me and I had to buy new ones.
Here is a picture of the new swimsuit and the old swimsuit for comparison. I will do another update following the medical appointment next week and can share overall changes in blood pressure, cholesterol, and body fat percentages.