Week of 10-07 through 10-13 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 23:
Today: 269.8 lbs.
Last Week: 267 lbs.
Week Difference: +2.8 lbs.
Total Loss: 64.8 lbs.
Body Fat: 22.7 % (+0.2 (boo))
Lean Mass: 46.4% (+2.8 (huh?))
Blood Pressure: N/A
BMI: 33.7 (+0.3 (ugh))
Hmmmmmmm. Well the streak is broken. I am not sure what to say.
I feel like I have done everything right this week. I can tell that this is going to get harder from this point on. I would love to be able to say that I put on 2.8 pounds of muscle this week, but I can’t say that because I don’t know that. I could also sit here and beat myself up about my FIRST EVER posted gain. But I am not going to. When I weighed in this morning I knew that it was going to be a gain from last week. But interestingly enough, I was only sad for a moment. And here is the reason I am not discouraged or sad.
I am wearing a pair of pants that are too big already.
I am wearing a pair of size 44 pants that I bought last year as motivation to lose weight. I called them my “skinny pants.” And now they are too big.
But here is the interesting part.
Last week they fit. As in they were not too BIG or too SMALL. They fit just fine.
I posted a gain of 2.8 pounds this week, but my pants are too big.
Where is the emotional justice in that?
So I am lying if I say I am not aggravated. A weight loss journey is about LOSING weight. Arghh! But I will get over it. I will not drown myself in beer or nachos. I will stay on the horse and keep pushing the distance.
I just sucks to go all this way and then have to take ANY step backwards.
Also I had such an epic workout this morning that my arms were too tired to lift an arm to flick the bird at the scale.
So you win this week scale. You win THIS week…I will see you again in 7 days.