Archive for November, 2010

A little addictive….

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 by Ian

So this weight loss thing is getting a little addictive (or something).  Now that I’m seeing some motion, it gets harder and harder to slow down.  It’s going REALLY quickly right now.  Frankly, it’s going TOO quickly (2 to 3 lbs a week!) and I need to get my calorie count up a bit.  My fear is that once I start to let it go, I won’t be able to stop it.  It’s easier to keep tight control than to loosen up some.

Today, I forgot my lunch at home — packed up the griefcase (sic) and left it there.  This is NOT good.  I’m hungry and have very few ways to rectify that.  I need to get SOMETHING into me and am contemplating a bag of chips.  What’s 300 calories between friends?

Plateau — Arghhh….

Monday, November 1st, 2010 by Ian

Okay, look at the graph. Things were going swimmingly for a couple weeks – down about 12 pounds, but now they have almost completely stalled.  It’s NOT through increased caloric input, it’s not through lack of exercise — not even because I’m drinking beer (I haven’t had one in a month, er, um, well, one in a month).

So what’s going on? I couldn’t tell you. It’s hard to stay motivated when you don’t see any results, but I’m sticking to it — it’s just harder.  I’m hoping something gives in the next couple days….

This reminds me of the time I tried weight lifting.  For the first month or so (of six nights a week training) I made good improvements.  Then it stopped entirely and I gave up.  I’m not sure what I’ll do if I go for another month and nothing changes…