one week at a time
Posted on 2006-09-26 09:08:00
So I've been weighing myself every week for quite a while now, and the results have been kinda meh (staying about the same, plus or minus noise). So this past week I've been decent about food (not great, but decent), and really good about working out and lifting weights. I was unhappy when I weighed in the middle of the week and had gained a pound, which seemed completely and totally unfair. Anyway, Tuesday morning is my official weighing time, so I did it this morning not knowing what to expect....
Lost 1.4 pounds! w00t!
So I'm going to do my best to keep exercising. It actually has kept me from being as tired as I probably should be, giving the amount of sleep we've been getting. And maybe I'll stop checking my weight during the week...when I thought I had gained a pound despite all I had done I was tempted to just give up.
Long way to go, but I can make progress!
Comment from cifarelli:
I'm not really focused on losing weight as much as wanting a better ration of what makes up that weight. I keep reading that muscle weighs more than fat so in theory you could gain weight but still be much better off.
But keeping at it is rough. So many days I just want to come home, eat dinner and relax rather than go spend another hour away from home at the gym.
Comment from fairydust1:
amen - I did so well during the summer musical, but then - I delved back into stress overload, which caused me to overeat, which brought it all back. :(
I'm proud of your progress, and I'm in it with you - I just don't report as often *wink*. :)
Comment from onefishclappin:
I'll be joining all of you guys in the weight loss goal after the baby comes. I have no idea how it will come off... we'll see. I hate worrying about it... esp. when David is pushing to eat >2000 calories a day to keep up with his psyco-fast metabolism & cycling obsession. Glad to hear you are trying to keep yourself healthy Greg - now to get some weight on that boy of yours...
Comment from wildrice13:
Also realize that weight gain would not be a terrible thing in the short term, if you're working out substantially more often. I now weigh about 12 pounds more than I did for most of college, and look about the same if not better. Muscle weighs more than fat, and all that jazz. But then, you have that nifty scale that tells you body fat percentage too, don't you? So that'd be something to keep an eye on. If it works (those things have always seemed a little hand-wavy to me, but apparently they work well enough).
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