Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Wow! Someone on my team yesterday announced a major victory! She’d been working out for about 8 weeks and had lost 13 inches. She’s gained 0.6 pounds so her doc said that means she has lost 26 pounds of fat and gained 26.6 pounds of muscle! Hmmm…. That makes going by the scales a bit of a different story doesn’t it!...
I’m going to measure myself on Monday before I start doing Callanetics three times a week and then measure every month. I put on a pound and a half this week. First gain in 9 weeks. Definitely not added muscle! More like lack of exercise. I’m gonna have to get over my aversion to rain!
It would be good if my weight would stay the same after my weekend away but I’m not banking on it. Back to WW on Tuesday though, and BLC24 starts properly on Wednesday, so I’m sure I will get another super long losing streak going again then.
Beck Chapter 11
All about when to start maintenance. Somewhere in between your ideal goal weight and a goal that you can accept as satisfactory! Well my goal is 153 (10 st 13) which is just in the healthy weight range for me. I know from experience that I won’t get down to what I was when I was younger, and that I can be more than happy at 10 st 13, and also… I once got down to 153 and wanted to lose another 14 pounds, but the struggle was so frustrating that I ate all my weight back on again… not gonna do that again!
Judith Beck also talks about the difference between your lowest achievable weight (when you plateau and can no longer increase exercise or decrease food input) and your lowest maintainable weight (when you plateau on a diet and exercise plan that you will be happy to continue for the rest of your life)
Have a good day all!