Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 21

I have a little confession to make.  I am a little obsessed with the scale of late.  I have been told, that when trying to lose weight, you should only check the scale occasionally. If only to avoid the emotional roller coaster of the constant fluctuations that are present in any normal healthy body.  I weigh every time I enter the bathroom.  Or I should say, anytime that I can conveniently get into my underwear or naked.  If I have more than one layer of clothes I skip it.
The weigh-in I count for documentation purposes is my first one in the morning(post-evacuation).  It is consistently the lowest weight.   But the past two days weird things have happened.  I have weighed, gone to the gym, come home and been as much as a pound lighter.  A spin class I can understand, I sweat buckets.  But I always figured since I drain at least one full 20 oz water bottle that would even things out.  But this morning after lifting, which is not nearly as sweaty work, I came home lighter.  Yesterday after my ride up to Lambert Park, I came home and was lighter in the evening than I had been in the morning.  That never happens.
I bore you with this because I do not understand how this all works.  I can't figure out weight loss overnight. Sure I'm not eating anything, and I understand it burns calories just to stay alive, but where does the weight go?  I can only think of sweat, and the moisture you exhale with your breath.  Unless you pee-pee in your tee-pee how is it that you can be two pounds lighter over the course of a night?  These are the thoughts that dominate your mind when you are trying to lose weight.
Weights this morning and an hour on the effing trainer tonight.  I have started to feel guilty if I don't have a calorie deficit at the end of the day.  And like two dudes glancing over the barrier at the urinal just to see what the other ones got, Jeff and I bust out the LoseIt app everytime we see each other to see who had the biggest deficit the day before.  There are a lot of things that sound gay about mine and Jeff's relationship.  I can assure you that I am not gay. And I am reasonably sure Jeff's not.  But don't quote me on that.

Morning Weigh In:

  • 184.6
  • 24.2%
  • Total pounds lost: 15.2


  1. Congrats. 15 pounds is a lot of weight. Imagine that in your camelbak on your next ride.

    Lunch idea. Have grilled chicken for dinner and cook enough extra for lunch the next day. Go buy some romaine lettuce from Costco. get some of the walden farms dressing at Good earth (I know, crazy granola alert). Dressings are sugar, fat, gluten and calorie free. A few even taste good. I like the balsamic vinagrette. the ladies like the asian dressing. Walmart has a pretty good imitation barbecue sauce by Walden farms.

    Any way, take your chicken breast sliced in 1 inch strips, wrap in the romain lettuce leaves and pour a little of your calorie free dressing insidi. Pretty tasty if you cook the chicken with Montreal steak seasoning. We ate a lot of pretty good stuff. Like you I was ready to sell my family for a slice of bread and a big piece of birthday cake. resist! resist! It's just for a couple more weeks.

  2. I'd sell my family, but with the market being what it is...