I certainly wasn't expecting a ten pound drop. This morning's weigh-in at the doctor's office, to me, proves that the two pound gain from the previous three week period was a case of natural fluctuation due to water retention and various other reasons our bodies might weigh a little more on any particular day. I lost the water weight and whatever else was weighing me down three weeks ago--and likely added four or five pounds of actual weight loss to bring it down ten pounds. At least that's my guess. I was very surprised to find this number today:
I haven't weighed 220 pounds since I was eleven years old.
My goal now isn't to lose weight. My goal is to maintain the elements of my recovery while finding my personal balance, maintaining a healthy weight.
Does it mean I add more food? Likely. More strength training? Absolutely imperative!! Weighing more often than every three weeks? Yes. This was a suggestion from Life Coach Gerri and I think it's a really good one. I will weigh again next Wednesday and every Wednesday after, for a couple months.
I feel fantastic.
It was a super long day today. I overcame a very rough start and ended up making it a good one. I didn't get back home until almost 6:30pm and by that time, I wasn't thinking about dinner--all I could think about was getting a nap. I didn't care about it being so late. I needed an hour. Without it, I likely would have skipped dinner, skipped my test run tonight and skipped the blog---passed out for the night. I took what I needed. I got up after an hour, made coffee--and prepared a fantastic dinner. It was incredibly delicious!! (see dinner tweets below).
My test run went very well tonight. At one point, I jogged almost three minutes without stopping!! The shoes made a HUGE difference. No pain afterwards! My phone was giving me fits as I tried to update it in order to support the C25K app--so I still need to figure that out. In the meantime, this test run tonight gave me valuable information about where in the program I should start. I have less than seven weeks to be ready for the Carter's Run 5k at Lake Ponca. I will run the duration of that 3.1 miles!!
Dropping into the pillow tonight and feeling very well. I know I have some adjustments to make in my approach. I certainly don't need to keep losing--and obviously what I'm doing is still in line with weight loss for my body/metabolism. I will consider my options carefully and make those adjustments! If you would have told me in April 2014, that I would have this "problem," while I was at the top of my regain/relapse period-I wouldn't have believed you. I'm incredibly grateful.This whole turnaround from relapse/regain has been a monumental blessing. And it started with the blessing of experiencing the relapse/regain period to begin with...I needed to go through that time in order to learn things I really needed to learn.
My Tweets Today:
Running late this morning. 2 cups dark roast each with 2 tablspns half & half. Have a great Wednesday! 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/juKo6TThaQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 5, 2015
Steak & Swiss omelet w/3 egg whts-1whl, 6oz sirloin tip steak, 1 slice swiss, 183g apple, 123g strawberries. 619 cal. pic.twitter.com/n98JnqA4wu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 5, 2015
10 pound loss-last three weeks. 2 pound gain last time had to be fluid. I haven't weighed 220 since I was eleven. pic.twitter.com/pbd5EAeGDl— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 5, 2015
C-Store coffee with my half & half (2 tblspns). #necessarycaffeine 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/CqE5QLiSAN— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 5, 2015
FF/SF Bean (98g or 3/4 srv) & Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar (1oz) tostada with 15g light sour cream. 243 cal. pic.twitter.com/eKZl4346Oy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 5, 2015
A few things... pic.twitter.com/PZY2hrxUd2— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 5, 2015
Post-nap Evening cup of extra creamy dark roast (had to have an hour nap-crucial!) w/3 tablspns half & half. 60 cal pic.twitter.com/bEQZlSaoVQ— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
Dinner happening... pic.twitter.com/mUFpafgpjp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
7.2oz chicken kabobs w/red onion, red & yellow pepper. Swt pot (230g), onion-peppers, w/oospray, 4.3oz pear. 569 cal. pic.twitter.com/EHwm2TxL9t— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
After dinner cup. 2 tablspns half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/P289hwZwvq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
Had issues updating my phone in order to run C25K app. I'll get it figured out. Testing shoes on trail tonight. 2cups pic.twitter.com/9NZzbRatEE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
Just ran for 2:37 seconds straight. That wasn't bad. Test going well! Just wanting to see where I am physically. pic.twitter.com/3UfucHWn3S— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
A little shorter. Hit a hill. Wow. The shoes make a monumental difference. pic.twitter.com/HPq0mlfEUl— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
Good deal. Surprised, really. That's jogging. Good test. Another 1/2 mile and calling it a good test run. It's late! pic.twitter.com/c7RnnIOxrm— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
Just shy of two miles walk/jog tonight. Good information to have going into the C25K program. Feet don't hurt! Yay!— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
Found green grapes for .99 a pound! Bargain! 125g green seedless & 90g red seedless grapes. #lastfoodofday 147 cal. pic.twitter.com/WnbygdFncD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) August 6, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,