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Weigh-In 09.07.2013: Most Worthless Weigh-in EVER!!! (fading echo ever ever))

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'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....


08.03: (203.0@22)
08.10: (200.8@22)
08.17: (200.0@21)
08.24: (202.4@21)
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

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!
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  • SCRAP317
    yep - boring me to tears TD - I'll take it! Glad you are playing around with the workouts - it will get figured out - never under-estimate the power of water weight in inflamed muscles!
    1717 days ago
    I'm thinking you may be right with your body adjusting to your new, more intense workout. Give it a few weeks and assess again. Good luck! emoticon
    1719 days ago
    1719 days ago
    You upped the intensity! Heavier weights.. more muscle building... when you tear your muscles you retain water to help heal them again. +.2 aint no big thang! And I think you know that :)

    Doin awesome as always TD!
    1721 days ago
    You are putting in the work so I know it will all even out! emoticon emoticon
    1722 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    You hard-bodies need some adjustment time.. maybe you can get extra workout time by bouncing quarters off your abs!! You are getting so healthy Trent!!

    Don't be a-braggin' by walking around picking up cars and such.... your body is resting momentarily..
    1722 days ago
    Your NSV rock and are so amazing! I agree, this week does not constitute a plateau. There are weeks/days you lose, maintain and gain. I say keep going and don't sweat it!

    BTW...nothing you write is boring!!!!!
    1722 days ago
    You are still in Onderland! That is an accomplishment for a week where you went off plan and changed things up. Those last few pounds will come off soon.
    1722 days ago
    One week does not a plateau make.
    I, the queen of Plateauville, know whereof I speak. emoticon

    Also, your new higher wts/fewer reps routine needs more than one week to show results.
    Step away from the scale (easier said than done) and give it a few weeks.

    You're doing grrrrrrrrrrrreat! emoticon

    1722 days ago
    emoticon You're doing great!

    1722 days ago
    Sometimes the body takes time to adjust, sometimes it melts off. hang in
    1722 days ago
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