Week of 09-23 through 09-29 in the year of our Lord 2011
This is the first weigh-in of the rest of my life. Here are the results for week 21:
Today: 268.8 lbs.
Last Week: 270.8 lbs.
Week Difference: -2 lbs.
Total Loss: 65.8 lbs.
Body Fat: 22.4 % (-0.5)
Lean Mass: 46.0% (+1.7)
Blood Pressure: N/A
BMI: 33.6 (-0.2)
I have been sweating this week. Now that I say that I realize that it has double meaning.
I have been trying to workout harder this week. So, quite literally, I HAVE been sweating buckets. I do not know if I sweat more than the normal person, but my clothes tend to think so. I come home from the gym soaking wet and I have to let my clothes air dry before I even put them in the gym clothes hamper. That way they don’t mildew from all of my man water. We have to keep a separate hamper (really just a fancy way of saying plastic basket) for my gym clothes because they are so gross. Anyone else have this issue? Maybe I have hyper-hydrosis. Maybe I am just a sweaty, sweaty man. I guess being part yeti might have something to do with it. Who knows…
I have also been figuratively sweating this week. I am one of those obsessive fools who weighs themselves every single day. I just want to know what’s going on, but it is not necessarily the best thing to do for the sake of your mental health. I always weigh in more on Fridays than I do on my regular weigh in day of Thursday. then Saturday I usually weigh in even less than the previous Thursday. Sunday through Wednesday I tend to jump around but usually by Wednesday night I have a inkling what my Thursday weigh in is going to look like. This week I thought I might have my first negative week, because all week I have been weighing in almost 5 pounds heavier than my last weigh in. At one point I even was up 7 pounds.
The great thing is that I know that it is almost impossible to gain that much actual weight in one week with the way I am eating. I am just not taking in enough calories to cause an actual weight gain like that. I am no nutritionist or anything but I do know that it takes somewhere around 3,500 calories to gain one pound. I don’t care if that isn’t exact, you catch what I am saying… So I know that I did not eat 17,500 calories this week. Is it water retention? Beer retention? Is it other life problems that are weighing on me and pushing down on the scale as well? Could it be my time of the month? If so then I have more issues than I realized. I may have to get that checked out. Regardless, when it came down to hitting the scale I came up with another 2 pound loss. I’m nothing if not a worry-wart. I will be drinking twice as much water this week to try and flush out the emotional baggage I am carrying. Think that will work? Yeah, me either. Maybe beer will do the trick…
I did not have my regular camera this week so here is a picture of myself from the future. I have a time machine. No more questions…
Be sure to check out the updated Commitment to Louie’s Kids page to see how much is going to be donated.
Until next week’s weigh-in,
Remember that all is permissible but not all is profitable…