Full disclosure: I'm obsessing again. So here is another blog where I try to talk myself out of it.
My weight is bouncing up and down. It does that. It's fine. I think it is bothering me because it makes it look and feel like I haven't lost any weight in about a month, and because I'm sticking right around the same weight I could never escape from on Weight Watchers. It's just paranoia.
I was 256.4 at the start of January (incidentally, the lowest weight I've seen in at least four years); I went back up to 257 and occasionally 258 shortly after that, even 260 a couple of times. (I weigh near-daily so I don't track all these weights in the weight tracker.)
I was 257 yesterday. 259 this morning. ARRGH!
I know. It doesn't matter. If I'm gaining weight, how come my size 18 jeans fit? They didn't fit when I was 260 in early December. Too tight. Now I wear them all the time.
Also, you can't gain 2 pounds overnight, that's ridiculous. It's water weight, probably a combination of 1) I'm exercising a lot more so my body is adjusting 2) my work schedule has been really weird for like 2 weeks now, which also leads to 3) I'm getting a little less sleep, and on a slightly weirder schedule, 4) I went to a friend's house last night. She has 3 cats. I am SUPER ALLERGIC to cats. So I am still having a bit of an allergic reaction this morning, plus reacting to the medicine, plus I got a lot less sleep last night than usual.
Even just the cats last night + meds making me simultaneously dopey and shaky (I hate my inhaler. I love it, because it makes me not die, but I hate the way it makes me feel.) + the lack of sleep & having to work Saturday would be enough to cause the bump, plus add in all the other stuff.
Yeah. Talking myself out of it. Trying. But I know deep down I'm still annoyed, a little.
So let's focus on fun, non-scale things.
SP is yelling at me again. I did up my calorie burn so my calorie allowance would go up; however I didn't up it enough to account for the fact that I've burned almost 4000 calories swimming this week. I've burned more calories ***this week*** than I did the entire month of: 1) July, 2) September, 3) October, 4) November.
But, so, I should probably increase my calories eaten some more? Yes?
I did intentionally eat over my range on the day I did my longest swim. But I should make it official for the SP tracker.
30 on Monday, 40 on Tuesday, 45 on Thursday, and 20 on Friday.
I'm going to swim tonight, but I'll just do an update now for my English Channel mileage, and then either include today in next week's total, or list both weeks next week.
That's 135 laps total. I'm nearly on track for my 8 week challenge; to make it I need to do 141 laps per week for 8 weeks, so I technically only need to do 6 laps tonight. However, I'm going on vacation (YAY!) the week of Feb 11 and I'm not sure how much lap swimming I'll get to do, so I need to bank some extra laps over the next 4 weeks.
135 laps * 98 feet each = 13230 feet or 2.5 miles.
Here I am at 2.5 miles!
Yes, the arrow is to scale for my current location on my virtual swim.
The English Channel has been measuring around 11.2°C lately, which is ~52.5°F. The pool, thankfully, is a lovely warm 85°F (29C).