I know … I always ask the question … am I a LOSER or a Gainer? This week is no different. There were a LOT of variables added into this week’s weigh in that caused the pressure to build up … one major stressor was that it has been TWO WEEKS since I weighed. Talk about a pressure Build UP — I was on the verge of exploding! My BP’s were up the first time she took my pressure. The second time we took my BP — I spoke softly to my mind and said, “calm … think calm … everything is O.K.,” and it was–the BP’s dropped right back down.
The other factors that added to my stress and caused me to wonder … was my dreaded body thermostat. It never takes much to cause my body’s metabolism to go haywire and all whamper jawed on me. Dr. Ard worked out a plan for me to eat more calories so that I could play hard, and Play Hard I did. We rode over a 100 miles, walked in the sand many miles, and just plain had a GREAT TIME. When I got home Mike and I rode the Chief Ladiga Trail on Sunday … that was only 27 miles, but … well I will tell you about that another time. So … as you can see we really kept moving. 🙂
Then, there was the eating factor. Yes, I upped my eating … but not as much as I would have thought. I just couldn’t eat another sweet anything. My caloric intake only reached 1,359 for my biggest day. Not eating enough WILL cause your body to believe that it is stress, and that it is time to store FAT. Something I STRONGLY DID NOT WANT TO HAPPEN. Some of my rides burned around 1,600 calories all by themselves–according to Loseit.com. SO … you can see why I was a tad worried. I took a couple of days off, and did as close to nothing as I could possibly do, and I consumed the same amount of food as the heavy days. However — walking in the sand is still a workout. It wasn’t hard to eat the same as the heavy days on the slow/recovery days, because I WAS STARVING! I think my eating plan worked.
Today, when I weighed in ….. I had LOST 6.5 pounds for the two weeks. =) I was VERY Happy (ok … want the Truth? I was a little disappointed … I had hoped for a 10 LB loss). This Loss was VERY GOOD NEWS (inspite of my dissapointmet) … because weight loss has not stopped and is moving forward even with added calories and activity! Yea!!!!!!! I weigh 209 LBs. This is a total loss of 46 pounds with OptiFast/EatRight and a total of 54 pounds since 2009 on Loseit.com. I am very close to the half way mark … that would be a total loss of 52.5 pounds on the OptiFast/EatRight program and that would have me weighing 202.5 … and what is better is that I am pushing hard on 200 LBs! That does make me smile! 🙂
Pre weigh 255 41.8
1st weigh 249 I don’t know
2nd weigh 244 40.0
3rd weigh 239 39.2
4th weigh 234.5 38.4
5th weigh 231.5 37.9
6th weigh 227 37.2
7th weigh 223 36.5
8th weigh 218.5 35.8
9th weigh 215.5 35.3
10th weigh Out of Town
11th weigh 209 34.2
It will have been 15 years since I weighed less that 200 pounds … this will be a VERY BIG Landmark for me. WE (Mike under my strong suggestion) have decided to get me a beautiful new piece of jewelry for that Milestone Marker. Major big smiles over here!! hehehehehe 🙂
Well … I think I am going to head out for the rest of the day … shopping is on the list. I have NO Shorts to wear, no sandals, and almost no pants again … What a LOVELY problem to have.
Peace, Blessings, and love …. later gator …S