It appears my guesstimate of losing 5+ pounds by Monday might have been a bit optimistic; I'm holding steady-ish at the low-146 scale reading. Although the "low-146" is moving ever closer to 145, unless my body does something terribly interesting over the weekend (which I will grant you is still possible) I'll be more at 4-ish pounds lost for the week.
It's still primarily water weight, and still nothing to sneeze at.
I've done the calculations and if I keep eating at the level I'm currently choosing and exercising at my current rate*, I believe it will take me about 100 days to get back to 135. That puts my target date at Monday, April 22nd. Okay it's more like 105 days if we're counting from this past Monday and 102 days from today, but I'm calling it an even 15 weeks just to keep my A/R tendencies happy.
Well, I've got to keep some part of me happy. Because 100 days? Holy cow. The time it took me to gain this weight was only a month. December 3rd I had a blog entry announcing my post-Thanksgiving return to 135, and today I'm still more than ten pounds over that.
Appallingly, I'm actually questioning if it was worth it. Questioning it! Shouldn't this be a no-brainer? No, no Amanda, the food fest was NOT worth 100 days of a limited wardrobe, feeling bloated, and having your chest crushed (thanks to part of my weight gain being in bra-relevant areas). It is NOT worth having to watch yourself so carefully you're pushing the office chocolates onto your coworkers simply because this way you won't eat them**.
On the good news front, though, I continue 100% on-plan for both food and exercise, so that's freaking awesome. The guys were going out to lunch today at a new restaurant which we'd all tried to hit over the holidays but gave up because it was packed. I told them I'd just take their review, and I stayed in and ate my salad (which was already paid for anyway, yay!).
Things are looking up. We'll see what that scale says on Monday :)
Have a great weekend, everyone!
*1200 calories/ day averaged over the course of a week
1 hour brisk walking in the evening + 20-30 minutes resistance training in the morning.
**Yes, I was totally a food-pusher yesterday and worse yet I'm only mildly
ashamed. My coworkers are adult men. They're big boys; they can take
it in more ways than one. If they don't want chocolate they don't have
to eat it. And their metabolisms still beat mine easily.
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