Saturday, March 19, 2011

For the first time in my adult life...

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...I am nearly overweight!  Yes, I am happy about this!  I am 0.4 pounds away from the "overweight" category on the BMI chart!  This makes me so happy.  I really don't recall when I was ever "just overweight"...I do remember when I went from morbidly obese to obese and that was a good feeling.  This is even better!  Then I'll have another 30-ish pounds to go before I'm NORMAL (well, according to the BMI charts...others may debate my normalcy)!  Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not stuck on these numbers, I am just a "charts and graphs" kinda girl and I like to look at the stats.  I may never get to be NORMAL - I am totally prepared to find a comfortable weight (for me AND my doctor) that is higher than NORMAL. 

So all week long, once again, my scales were not my friend.  Yes, some of you are noticing that the scales have come out of the depths of my storage closet...shame on my, I know.  They are NOT located in the bathroom though, so this is still an improvement.  AND I only weigh myself once per day usually.  When I got up this morning, low and behold my scales were my friend again!  It's funny how from one day to the next I can lose like 3 pounds! lol  My loss on the WW scales was 1.8 pounds - a GREAT loss for me!  Especially given my 1.7 pounds last week!  Next week I am aiming for 0.4 pounds to get to the "overweight" BMI, but if I will take more if it comes!

Has anyone noticed that the weeks when they work out LESS they have a higher loss?  The weeks when I work out 6-7 days I tend to have smaller losses than the weeks I work out 4-5 days...I find this very odd.  No, I don't think it's due to muscle build up - I don't work out like that, believe me...especially with my recent shoulder issues...hmm, something to ponder.


Anonymous said...

It's a fine balance. Overdoing exercise (depending on how vigourous you mean) can mess your body up too as it needs rest days to rebuild the muscle fibers. Anything out of ordinary and your body sends warning signals around. After all, it's just doing it's job of keeping you alive.

auntiekim said...

Well congratulations on being so close to 'overweight'. That's a big accomplishment. I'm still in the obese category, but clawing my way down. Continued success to you :)

Mini Trampolina said...

Congratulations!! That's awesome!!

In regards to 'Has anyone noticed that the weeks when they work out LESS they have a higher loss?'

The thing is, when you work out alot and your muscles get torn or stresses (even if you're not weight training) your body can sometimes start retaining extra fluid as a inflammatory response to try to heal itself. So the weeks when you work out alot, the weight loss may not be very apparent because of this. But then as you slow down your workouts and the water retention dissipates, suddenly it seems like you shed alot more weight.

I find this happens with me when I spend a week doing interval training followed by a week of low impact exercise.

Tanya said...

Thanks everyone! :-)