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Unexpected drop in weight

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A 5 lb drop this week?! Isn't that crazy?

I had a friend come and check my scale to verify that it was still working this morning. I have noticed a steady decline over the course of the week but this morning alone was a whole 2 lb drop from yesterday. 5lbs of fat loss in a week is impossible, let's just face it.

First off, I have been eating pristinely. I have kept intake at 1300 cals/day. My water intake has been good. I've eaten a ton of veggies this week and one piece of fruit a day. This is all good, of course, but not the reason for the degree of loss. It's not the first time I've done well at eating and I never had this kind of drop before.

Here's my theory of why this happened:

I think my metabolism still may be a bit high from my body being used to exercising regularly and intensely. This will eventually go down some over the next few months while healing. However, because I am not exercising like I have been, I am not undergoing the normal wear and tear, with the consecutive inflammation response. On top of that, since I've been resting, I think the inflammation I was carrying around because of this leg is also decreasing.

So bottom line, I'm pleased with the scale but am not fooled into thinking this is fat loss!

It will be interesting to see what happens in this coming week.

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