Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Well, it took me long enough, but today I finally weighed in back in my target cruiserweight territory.

Nice little touch, to re-enter that target zone on the heels of my first day back at the fitness center. The timing was coincidental, of couse, but it still gives an encouraging push in the right direction.

Of course, I know I shouldn't be weighing myself every single day. Old habit, and I don't plan to give it up. I knew yesterday's may have been a bump higher than the underlying baseline, and I know today's might be lower than it really ought to be, and I will not get overly agitated if tomorrow's weigh-in takes me back out of cruiserweight territory. I also know I didn't lose 3 pounds in a single day, as today's weigh-in against yesterday's would suggest. I do my "weekly" weigh-in by looking at today's versus last Tuesday's, at tomorrow's versus last Wednesday's, et cetera. The fluctuations don't distract me - it's the trends that I watch.

That said, I want to make my renewed claim on cruiserweight territory as solid as possible, so the next week will see very tight control over my eating and vigorous attention to my renewed exercise routines. The near-term goal being that by next Tuesday, the possibility of a daily weigh-in fluctuation taking me out of cruiserweight should be remote. In numeric terms, I'm looking for 196-197 by next Tuesday.

If I do make it there by then, and if I lock in my eating and exercise habits enough to ensure that I don't go back up again for at least the next 6-7 weeks, then technically I will already be down where I should seek re-fitting of the tux for K&E's wedding. But of course, I'll want to hold off on that for at least a few more weeks, since I want to lose more.

My preference, of course, will be to drop to the lower levels of cruiserweight territory - in the 175-180 range versus the 195-200 range.

Given my past, there is a very serious risk I will contend with when I arrive at that 175-180 zone, but we'll worry about that when we get there. For now, my greater threat is getting lazy on these latest efforts.
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