dnt, dnt, dnt .. Another one (pound) bites the dust ... dnt, dnt, dnt
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I just got off crutches 3 weeks back and finally was able to wobbly stand upon a scale and weigh myself.
I was both amazed and yet not amazed at my 3 pound weight loss that the scale showed me.
I was amazed at the weight loss because of my total lack of any activity while on crutches, I went from walking and Zumba 2-3 times a week, to sitting on the couch all day, every day for 8 weeks. Additionally, my partner now had to do the cooking and grocery shopping, thus I ate more fast food, pizza, and other “junk” type foods in those 8 weeks than I have had in the past 2 years.
On the other hand I wasn't that amazed about the weight loss, because for one, my calf attached to the broken ankle, seriously lost 1-2 pounds, as it’s was now a pale shrunken and shriveled appendage. Additionally, although I ate more “junk” food, I was also basically hungry for 6 weeks.
I was provided dinner, but for breakfast and lunch, I was on my own. Since I work at home alone all day, and greatly limited by what food items I could transport myself from the kitchen on crutches, I was hungry a lot during those weeks.
Now I’ve been off them crutches for almost 3 weeks, still limping a bit, but back in normal shoes. I’ve started to do the cooking again, and my calf is rapidly filling out again.
I expected my weight loss to disappear over the past 3 weeks since I noted the losst, but to my amazement, it hasn’t. I had been within the same 3 pound weight range for 5 months ove the spring and summer, floating up and down, but never moving beyond a certain number, until my 7 week post broken ankle weigh in.
And not only has my new 3 pound weight loss not disappeared, but today the scale noted yet another pound lighter. A new low number I’ve not seen in more years than I care to count.
So while I am sure I could lose the fat faster, I am way more interested in maintaining my weight loss in the long term. I’ve come down over 55 pounds from my all time high 4 years ago and averaged a 10 pound weight loss in 2009, 2010, and 2011, with 2012 already in at 17 pounds already!
So here is my song for the day (apologies to Queen upfront). .. dnt, dnt, dnt, another one (pound) bites the dust .. dnt, dnt, dnt, another one bits the dust, another one gone and another one gone, another one bites the dust