Weigh-In 2 of 2012

Not a catchy title, but at least I’ll keep it consistent, right?

So to my surprise… well not, really a ‘surprise’, I didn’t lose much weight at all.  I have a few theories around this, but please tell me if you agree or disagree.  So I’ll just throw out the number:

So there it is.  A delta of .8 lbs. Hmmm… So my first theory is that yo-yo weight loss is the worst thing you could possibly do to your body.  I swear that’s why Luther Van Dross died so young.  He would balloon up and then lose 60 lbs in like 2 months.  He would do this for months at a time, back and forth.  I mean, clearly losing and regaining 10lbs isn’t as extreme, but it’s the same concept.  Funny thing is (well it’s actually not funny), everytime I ‘restart’ my regimen after sinful eating and weight gain… I find it harder to lose that weight.  This time, I’ve been doing everything right in terms of nutrition and working out.  But the same ‘get back into the swing of things’ routine that I’ve been pulling isn’t working anymore.  Meaning, my body is used to that and that I reallllly hafta kick it up NOW!  Plus, I’m not getting any younger, and this weight needs to be gone by age 30! That’s when the slump really hits and the metabolism really drops (so I’ve heard from several resources). 

That being said, this is probably the biggest wake-up call/kick in the arse!  The fact that I am actually seeing that I can’t just slack off for a bit and lose the weight in a few weeks anymore is scary and GOOD at the same time.  It’s crazy to me, because I’ve never experienced this before, but it’s my body being defiant.  

What I will say is that I feel so much stronger.  I’ve never gotten ‘back into the swing’ so quickly in terms fitness in the past.  My knees are still an issue, so I’m trying to watch it in Zumba.  Also, I’ve been power-walking in the 3.5-4.0 zones.  I’ve never pushed myself that hard in the past, so that’s good.  What tells me that I’m getting stronger is the fact going a 3.5 is no longer enough to break a good sweat for me, I keep increasing the speed to get the same sweating effects.  I know this sounds really sad, but it’s a record for me! Hahaha I power walked a mile in 17:27.  That’s the fastest I’ve ever walked a mile in my life.  Granted, I don’t think I’ve necessarily tried to time it before, but I always recall a mile taking me around 20+ mins.

I’m also considering forking out the money to be able to make it to zumba 5 – 6x a week.  It’s the only form of sanity and GREAT cardio I can get w/o the painstakingness of doing all the work.  Hmmmm…

Alright well… I’m out.

4 Responses to Weigh-In 2 of 2012

  1. Jennifer says:

    A loss is a loss. 🙂

    Doing things to better your health is the ultimate journey anyways.

    Quick question – have you thought about talking to a Nutritionist? I ask, just because I have also been eating really well – as clean as I can. And working out like a mental case. But I haven’t lost a single effing pound.
    I went to see a Nutritionist yesterday, who tells me that because I had my gall bladder removed, I don’t digest things like other people do…. so I am just starting to take probiotics and soon will be taking digestive enzymes to help things absorb and digest properly. 🙂

    Just a thought…

    Keep going!

    • Augustina says:

      I will be emailing you shortly! lol… I was RIGHT all along! I got my gallbladder removed this past June of 2011 and noticed a weight gain ratherrrr quickly. I even blogged about it in one of my past blog posts. Either way, I’ve just noticed it to be extremelyyy hard to lose this damn weight!

      Alright, I’ll send you my questions via email. You’re a rockstar. Thx for shedding some light onto this!

  2. Stormy says:

    bubba I was watching Dr. Oz today and I think they are going to talk about the lap band and the gastric by pass. I think it’s question about if you would benefit by getting this done or a candidate for having this done. Set you dvr to record the shows and just delete the ones you don’t want. k plus when you get a chance try to research the results people who have had their gall bladder taken out, if they too have noticed a change in weight gain or harder to lose weight.

  3. Yetti says:

    Oh Tina Tina Tina!

    Celebrate even the littlest loss and find the positive in anything and everything!!!!! I’m proud of ya!

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