Monday, June 25, 2007

Weight Loss Week 2

I decided to make Mondays the weigh-in day. Why not? It already sucks, so adding weight gain can't make it worse and weight loss can only make it better. That's my theory; it will probably not work that way in practice. And Sunday made a week of being on the prescriptions.

Week 1 saw me start with 205 pounds according to the home scale.

Week 2: 199 pounds

It's hard to get worked up about 6 pounds. It could all be water weight since I just had my period last week. I need to take my measurements and keep track that way as well, but I'm procrastinating on it. I know it's better way to keep track, especially while working out. My only reason for procrastination is because I got so disgusted with the lack of progress the last time I measured.

Stupid reason to be stupid. I couldn't lose the weight with exercise and diet alone, so I should measure now. But it will have to be next week; I had not time to measure this morning while getting dressed.

I shouldn't be too hard on myself for only 6 pounds. A) Women don't lose weight fast. B) I didn't do portion control this weekend with the party. C) My exercise regime is non-existent.

If traffic cooperates, I can make it to the gym for a mile walk before yoga class. I still haven't made it to the pool for my one day of swimming. Don't know if this week will be any different.

The extra caffeine didn't cause any side effects Saturday and Sunday, even though I was drinking it like water. I did have a dizzy spell this morning, but I had taken a muscle relaxer last night. I hadn't taken any last week and the dizzy spell didn't last long.

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5 comments:

Sharp said...

6 pounds is a great amount of weight. Everything I've read says the ideal rate loss weight is around 2 pounds per week. Anything more, and you may be undernourished, or there may be other physical side-effects. Slow and steady is the key. I'd suggest WeightWatchers if you didn't have other health concerns. I don't know how it works with those sorts of things.

KLCtheBookWorm said...

I have to count carbs, and I have no idea how Weight Watchers does that.

MerylF said...

6 pounds = 3 kilos = substantial weight loss for your first week. Give it time! Geez, and I thought I was impatient. My goal was 10 kilos in 6 months (I didn't make it) so 3 kilos in one week is phenom.

Just don't get depressed if some of it goes back on this week - you will have a lot of fluctuation until the body settles down.

KLCtheBookWorm said...

The doctor got my test results back. Insulin and cholestrol high, and he upped the dosage for the metformin.

KLCtheBookWorm said...

And why can you feel pretty slim all day--I know it's a perception thing--the clothes are fitting loose, you feel tall. Then you go put on workout clothes and see yourself in a mirror and the only way to describe yourself is big, fat lump.