Week 92: Weigh-in Results
Gained a couple of pounds this week. Who cares?
October 27 weight: 216.6 pounds | +2 pounds weekly change
Body Fat Percentage: 23.5% | -0.7% weekly change
(Take a look at my progress page for major milestones and achievements I’ve accomplished throughout my entire 92-week weight loss journey.)
I know I don’t care about 2 pounds. 5, maybe, but not 2.
I know I’m eating at a steady pace of 2,100 calories a day aiming to lose 1-2 pounds a week. I’m doing it with very little splurging over the weekend, last weekend included. Increases in weight will happen when you weigh yourself on a daily/weekly basis due to a variety of factors that have nothing to do with how well you ate and how much you exercised the previous week.
Again, I’d be concerned with 5 pounds. A gain of 2 pounds might just mean I need to poop (just honest!) and that’s why I recommend weighing yourself no more than every 3-4 weeks. A monthly weigh-in is much more indicative of actual weight loss, not just water lose/gain, a bowel movement, etc.
I just weigh myself weekly for the entertainment value. The kids love it.
I’ve been to the gym every day for the last two weeks. I don’t know the exact amount of consecutive days, but I’ve gone on Saturday/Sunday the last couple of weekends and haven’t missed a day during the week in a month. I’m still waking up at 4:45 and waiting in the car for my gym to open at 5:30.
If HHAC opened before 8/9 on Sat/Sun, I’d be waiting at 5:30 then too.
I’m going to shift my workouts to lean more toward weight lifting — maybe 40-45 minutes of lifting a day and 15 minutes of cardio. I’ve noticed I’m rushing my lifting to get to the cardio machines, but that’s going to stop. Now, with that said, I still dedicate all of Wednesday, plus both workouts on the weekend entirely to running. It’s not like I won’t get my cardio fix.
As I get closer to the Georgia Half-Marathon, I’ll adjust both the amount of calories I consume, as well as obviously the amount of running I do. I don’t have an official race training schedule/plan or anything like that today, but I will very soon. I’ll share it with you when I do.
The plan for now is to build muscles, lose fat (and weight), and run.
What’s your plan?