Sunday, July 1, 2012

Weight Loss Update: 07/01/12

Today's numbers are:

193 pounds lost, 293 pounds current weight.  In the past two weeks I've lost 5.0 pounds, short of my goal of 1% body weight per week.  However, all things considered, I am very happy with this!  I have been on a roller coaster ride with my weight these past two weeks.  Up, down, up, down, up, down!!  Two weeks ago I weighed 298.  4 days later, on the day I did my very first push-up, I weighed 295.  By that Sunday (1 week ago) I weighed 300 pounds, and in the 7 days since I've steadily dropped to where I'm at now, 293 pounds.  
 This all drives home a couple points for me.  First, my body weight is fluctuating because I'm burning fat to lose weight but also putting on muscle mass from the DDP-Yoga to gain weight.  Both sides of that equation are good!  I need to burn fat!  And I need to put on muscle mass. Those two things do not conflict with each other.  Which brings up the second point.  I need not concern myself with weighing every day as I have been.  This hasn't been an issue before because up until very recently I had to use the scale at the doctors office and could only get there every couple weeks. Hopefully the novelty of being able to weigh at home has worn off and I'll get away from that insanity.  
 Things are moving in the right direction and I'm inching ever closer to the 200 pound mark!

 -Norm  aka John Smith


1 comment:

  1. Congrats, Norm! Your yo-yo weight loss/gain makes perfect sense. Muscle weighs more than fat, which is why it appears we've gained weight when in actuality we've gained muscle. I've learned to not be a slave to the scale when I'm working out, and just with the fact that I am working out and putting the right foods in my body. I've enjoyed reading your blog pages, and you're such a great inspiration! I'm the same person who posted a message on your page about whether or not Adam and Eve were vegetarians.:-)