Sunday, February 24, 2013
I've had trouble tracking my progress lately, but I keep on keeping on!! It turns out the scale I was using was my brother-in-law's scale, and he was upset that I had been using it. It records your past weigh-ins, so my use was messing up his results, so he took it to "his" bathroom. I have ordered a new scale that had good reviews, but it won't get here until next week.
Scaleless, I trudge on. No reason to quit now... I do know that I have lost about an inch and a half off my waist.
I still have kept my resolution of 6 days a week working out, though sometimes hanging by a thread! I still have kept up with 4 days of strength training. The other day, I found out I can now do 1 1/2 full lat pull-ups unassisted! Yeah, yeah, I used to be able to do 10-12, but I'm "living in the now." LOL
I have some not so good news on my body mass readings. As some of you may remember, as a result of my father's death last October, I was unable to eat much for a long time. From August until when I started tracking again January 22nd, I had lost 2.3 lbs. Seems like I at least maintained, however, I know by how my clothes fit that I had actually lost a lot more due to lack of eating - but then gained it back later on... So even though it seems I had lost 2.3 lbs, I had lost 10 lbs of lean mass and then GAINED 7.7 lbs of fat! And this measurement was after I had been working out for 3 weeks and doing strength training again, so I think the damage had been even worse before that!
However, from Jan 22 to when I lost use of the scale on Feb 17, in about 3 1/2 weeks, I had dropped 2.2% bodyfat, lost 5.5 lbs of fat, but also lost 2.5 lbs of lean mass. So, I think I need to eat a bit more. Especially now, I am remodeling my sister's bathroom, so with the added construction work, I have been very worn down. I am considering wearing my Bodymedia calorie monitor armband again. When I run, it's easy to calculate 100 miles per mile burnt, on top of my sedentary burn. Construction work calorie burn is harder to gauge, but last year I discovered it can be hundreds of calories! It's a tough balance to have a high enough deficit to lose weight but not too high in order to NOT lose lean mass and get fatigued.
Anyway! Back to remodeling work. Hope you guys are having a great week! Upward and onward...