Thursday, January 17, 2013
Well, itís Thursday again.
Thursday is my Sunday, and I have to go to work tomorrow.
I really donít mind working Friday-Sunday, but I will be glad when my first Vacation comes up in March.
Anyhoo, in my last blog, I was thinking about avoiding the scale this week, because I didnít want to have a ďBiggest LoserĒ type of weigh in disappointment. I really wanted to say Iíll just wait until itís time to take another set of pictures (which I decided to do every 28 days instead of every 14.), but here is my dilemma; I use a HRM to figure out my calorie burn during exercise. I LOVE my HRM. When I started to use one, it made a BIG difference in my weight loss. We learn that as we lose weight, we have to do more to burn the same amount of calories. When I wasnít using a HRM, just SP estimates, I found it harder and harder to match my calories in with calories out in a way that was balanced and allowed for weight loss. Iím not talking about plateaus, but what I am actually burning being quite a ways off (100 calories or more) from the SP general estimate for me. With my HRM I can adjust as I need, and by shooting for the middle to upper range of my calorie in goals, if I have to adjust up, I am still meeting my nutritional goals. If it looks like I am going to be short, I can push a little harder; maybe add an extra work out to my week. Now the HRM calculates my calories burned partially based on the weight I enter. In the past, I have adjusted it every 5lbs lost or gained. I am not sure how much difference plus or minus 5lbs is with the HRM, but I remember it being noticeable with the SP estimates. So, if I donít weigh in once a week, just to monitor if I need to adjust my HRM, will I actually have a bigger disappointment when I do weigh myself, because I should have made adjustments? I donít know if I am being a little obsessive, and making a big deal out of nothing, but I really want to maintain a steady loss. I donít like being this heavy, and the foot I had surgery on REALY hasnít like my being this heavy. So, as I look at it, the scale is kind of a necessary evil.
Well, TTFN, every one. I wish everyone out there in Spark Land Courage, Strength, Tenacity, and Love!