Saturday, September 07, 2013
I have had some significant weigh-ins in my days here at SP. The ones where I went under certain milestones. The **Bam** ones where after stagnating or starting to work out again. I'd lose a battle-shot 3+ pounds. The one where I finally went from being obese to just overweight
I've had some really sobering bad ones as well. Ones where I started gaining weight and went back over certain milestones. Ones where I would weigh-in after a week of really high calorie eating. They spurred me to victory and are as much of a part of my victory as the good ones. But they're not the ones I go back and read to remind myself of the glory days.
** THIS WEEK
This week's weigh-in reflects the perfect storm of all of the factors that lead to neither of the above. I totally ate whatever I wanted last weekend (No apologies or regrets. It was Labor Day. I'm an American and I defend my right to overeat on major holidays).
During the week I ate healthfully, but changed my weight workout drastically. Tried a far more intense pound-wise one with lower reps and targeting different groups each day. As a result, my muscles were extremely sore and my appetite was off the charts. Muscle building leading to increased metabolism to off-set the increase in food intake.
That combined with a desire to become really lean without a care in the world of how any of it all affects the scale numbers short term. This all lead to....
**THE MOST WORTHLESS WEIGH-IN EVER (Echo - ever ever)
08.31: (198.4@22) Below 200!!!!
09.07: (198.6@22) +0.2 pounds. meh.
Could be either a plateau or just the body adjusting to the new workout. I suspect the later, but don't know.
To be perfectly clear, I'm not upset about this week. I believe that it is as much a part of the journey as the two I described above. It's just a bit of a decrescendo after weeks of going after such a major milestone and finally reaching it
**LIVING THE DREAM
I am definitely living the dream
- Down almost 20 pounds since the beginning of the year
- Down over 15 pounds since returning to SparkPeople
- Below 200!!!
- Lost 5 pounds last month
- 3.6 pounds away from my final weight goal
- My size 38" jeans/trousers have been relegated to the fat pants pile
- My energy levels are much better.
- I can walk around the nearby city for hours at a time without crashing or feeling sore the next day.
I've lost an average of about 0.8 pounds per week since April (including plateaus)
These have been some really exciting times here on SP these past few months.
That being said, this week? ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz...
- TD Out!