Monday, May 27, 2013
My feet are puffy and I know I've had too much salt so my weight is off. I think the antibiotics assisted the water retention. I guess the thing to tell my brain is there's no question water is being retained. so ignore the scale for now.
But the reason I want to know is whether my calories are off. Do I cut intake or boost output? My cardio was pretty low last week. I guess increasing exercise is better insofar as I'm improving my health because it conditions my metabolism while cutting input diminishes metabolism. fitbit altered their system, I may be showing less fitness minutes. It used to count shopping and chores but that may have changed.
So that old question, if there was no scale how would you know if you're on track?
1) Am I suffering too much with hunger?
No, but I am a little hungry a couple times a day which is appropriate for weight loss.
2) Am I overly tired, sore or bored with fitness?
No I'm pretty sure I could do more.
3) Am I noticing changes in how I look or feel?
Yes, I can see my iliac crest and obliques. Not like an athlete, but closer to a caryatid. I feel leaner which is part of why I check the scale. Also I was checking in for the end of Spark Solution challenge. Maybe I am gaining muscle Not 2 pounds worth, but some. My protein and fiber are up, my sugary treats are way down and I feel stronger. I guess I could try a bodyfat check.