Weekly GAIN: 10.0
Total weight lost: 136.6
Average Weekly Loss: 2.32
Yikes!! I feel like Jack Sh*t. But he only gained like 0.8 pounds.
But I knew this was coming. Well, not this much. But a gain.
After my morning run yesterday, I was at 222.0, so I was expecting a small gain. But then I guess I went crazy eating yesterday. Not Calories, though it was higher than usual. But in type of food. Food I don’t normall eat: pizza (three small slices), mini quiches (4), and mini hot dog roll-ups. So, really, for me it just shows that it’s NOT just about the Calories in the food, but also about the types of food. The nutrients. They really do matter.
Of course, I don’t think I’ve been as honest with you guys as I should. Don’t get me wrong–the scale pics are real. I take them every Sunday. They are never doctored. But I have been trying to influence the reading. How have I been doing that? Well, recently, I’ve been not having enough water on Saturdays–in hopes of lowering my weigh-in; and I’ve been listing an additional run on Saturday that I do on Sunday morning right before I shower and step on the scale. I’m actually more embarrassed by those revelations than my actual weight, you know? But I didn’t do either thing this week. I weighed in normally. It’s not fun to see the “10 pound” gain, but I feel this is a much more honest number. No, I don’t think it’s water weight that I gained. Not completely, at least. I think it’s mostly the water weight I was pouring out just before I stepped on the scale.
So, I’m thinking of 231.8 as my new baseline. This is where it truly starts again. I think those weigh-in strategies were what was holding me back–now I am back to where I should be. And, as a positive, none of my physical measurements really went up, so I’m not too worried about the weight.
I feel, now, though, that I need a little perspective. Something to help me think about how things have changed, in spite of the fact that I have only lost 7.2 pounds in the last 15 weeks. I’m sitting here in size 34 pants and a large polo (with a medium undershirt). That means that I’ve lost 14 pants sizes. And 3 shirt sizes. And I’ve lost over 135 pounds. And in the 15 weeks since I hit my original goal, I’ve even made great progress–even though I’ve only lost 7.2 pounds: I’ve lost almost 4 inches from my chest, 5-1/2 inches from my stomach, and more than 4 inches from my waist; and 3% of my body fat. So, although I jumped up 10 pounds, I am still making great progress.