Weekly weigh-in: 227.1
Loss: +1.5 lbs
Total loss: 64.4 lbs.
I popped a rubberband in my back while playing basketball early in the week and I’ve been pretty much shut down all week. I did manage a half-ass workout on Friday, but other than that, it’s been all quiet in Sweatsville.
It ticks me off that my appetite seems to increase when I’m not exercising (the exact opposite conclusion that TIME magazine came to with its controversial story about exercise not helping people lose weight which I would link to here if I wasn’t just so damn lazy. I found myself eating a little more than usual, despite not burning as many calories as usual. Not a recipe for success, let me tell you.
Still… I’ll give myself credit for realizing what was what and at least making a good-hearted effort to rein in my wanton eating, but I knew that I’d have to readjust my goals to simply maintaining this week (and I came up short there as well).
The worst part of being down is that I really want to get my sweat on, really want to revel in that good feeling of pushing myself a little harder than I did the day before. It’s amazing how much this stuff gets into your blood and how easy it is to lose that good momentum you’ve built up.
I’m not going to fret about this slight up-tick on the scale. I’m healing up and heading back to the gym this week. It does go to show that the “eat less, exercise more” principle doesn’t work so well when you ignore one side of the equation.
A few housekeeping notes…
* Back in the good ol’ days (last month), I was pretty good about paying back anyone who chose to follow JSGF, with special attention to those who took the time to leave comments on my posts. I’m woefully behind on that, but I’m making an effort to correct it.
* Several commenters suggested that I incorporate a “Thumbs Up” feature on the site, so I’ve added a link to StumbleUpon’s “Thumbs Up” feature over on the right-hand side. If you’re not familiar with StumbleUpon, it’s a really handy way to suck up whatever remaining free time you have during the day with aimless internet meandering. Anyway, if you like what you see here, a “thumbs up” is always appreciated.
* Several alert readers have detected a Southern “twang” in my voice from the audio interview with Sean Anderson at The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser. I truly appreciate your concern; I’ve already scheduled an appointment with a doctor to have it looked into. Let’s pray that we caught it in time…