Thursday, February 14, 2008

Need to stop weighing myself

So I am doing maintenance this week and I have decided that I am not going to weigh myself everyday because I will go insane. I think Wednesday is fine to weigh in, other than that I need to stop. I got on the scale today and it said 187. I did eat into my flexpoints yesterday quite a bit, so that might be what is to blame for this jump. The scale also said that I lost 1% body fat. All that in one day? I really cannot begin to understand that.

I have to say I feel a bit more relaxed about the whole weight control thing this week. I guess because of maintenance I kind of expect not to loose, so it is kind of a relief in a way. If I gain the week after this maintenance week, I might be pretty upset though. I worked out this morning and feel great.

I am starting to think that I don't know how to tell if I am hungry or not anymore. I woke up early again this morning and my stomach felt like it was burning. It felt very strange. It felt like I was hungry again or that my metabolism was going on high speed. It was 3 a.m. and I never eat at that time. I also ate a full sandwich and soup at Panera yesterday. I never eat a whole sandwich, but I was hungry for it yesterday. That was a 19 point meal.

This weight loss effort is different than any other for me because I never worked out while losing. I didn't do anything before but restrict calories, now I lift weights 3 times a week and jog on the treadmill for at least 30 minutes 6 times a week. I feel great and strong with a lot more muscle mass, but I am a bit confused as to how to care for my body. I don't know what it needs right now, so I am going to try as many new things as I can after this maintenance week.

I have decided after this maintenance week to:
  1. Cut down on my cereal for breakfast. I currently eat 1 1/2 cups of Kashi Go Lean. I am going to put it down to a cup.
  2. Drink double the water I do now. I have been drinking about a liter and a half....I want to up it to 2 liters everyday.
  3. Work out at least 4 days a week in the mornings. I currently do 2 to 3. I was doing 4, but have slacked and started doing it in the evenings instead, I would rather do it in the morning.

That is all I am going to tweak for right now. I would rather try to do small changes than large ones. I will keep you posted on all this.

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