April and I are not friends...
Sunday, May 01, 2016
March was amazing; April not so much.
First get the numbers out of the way.
Weight: 168.3 (up 1.6 for the month)
BF: 36.6 (up .5)
BW: 46.2 (down .3)
BMI: 31.7 (up .5)
BONE: 6.5 (same as always)
My calorie differential was absolute crap this month. I did not meet my points goal for the month. The last 3 days of the month, when it was obvious that there was no mathematical chance of me making my goal? Well, let's just say mama binge-ate. A LOT.
Here is where it gets weird, though. I don't care.
That's right. I don't care that I gained weight this month.
On the one hand, it is a bad train to get on to. One month of gain is OK, continuous months would be a trend in the wrong direction.
I am feeling very, very free though. This month I started working again. I also had a health scare with my chest that landed me in the ER.
Despite what the scale says, I managed several successes within the last few weeks. A major NSV is that I have increased my treadmill running speed quite a bit. I did a full hour at 4.0+. While that may not sound like much to many people, I am very short and have always been a ridiculously slow runner. I am tantalizingly close to getting in under 15' miles. My last run had an average of 15 min and 11 seconds, including my warm-ups and cool-down.
The biggest one is that I am now a size 10.
Don't ask me how. My weight went up slightly. My measurements are unchanged from April 1st. However, I walked in to Ross' yesterday and tried on (then purchased...) several size 10 dresses and a pair of pants. The pants are still a wee bit tight, but they easily buttoned up. The dresses fit perfectly; I wore one last night to a birthday party.
Today, I took my daughter shopping and tried on a size 10 in the dressing room of Old Navy. It fit. I didn't buy it because I splurged so bad yesterday, but I wanted to make sure yesterday wasn't some kind of mind-trick.
I am keeping my goals the same for May. I just need to refocus, I think.