Wrong Way WI
Darn it! I weighed in this morning and was up .6 lbs from last week. My trend this month is going the wrong way. My losses have been -11.4, -3.6, -1.6, and +.06 lbs. Not that I would expect these numbers to go in the opposite direction, but maybe hold steady around 1.5 to 3.5 lbs per week. As I’ve stated here many times this month, I am eating 1600 calories or less every day. In the twenty-six days of May, I haven’t gone over the limit even once. To see a gain this week is of course heartbreaking. It feels as if all the hard work is not paying off.
The gain this week has me thinking about my metabolism. I would guess that my sedentary lifestyle coupled with my eating habits over many years has slowed down my metabolism greatly. The diabetes isn’t helping either. I’m not a doctor, that’s just my opinion. Since I believe the slowdown in weight loss and the gain are symptoms of the metabolism rather than my eating, I will continue with my 1600 calorie/day plan. I’m still thinking about whether I will allow extra calories once or twice a month. I will make that decision in June. In addition to that plan, I need to work on the metabolism.
Speeding up the metabolism will take some work. Two things that may help and I will start working on this week are drinking more water and exercising. For weeks now, I keep talking about needing to do both of these things but yet don’t. The exercising is mostly a matter of getting started but also prioritization of my time. Since it is important, I need to move it up the priority list. The water issue I’m not sure of the problem. Some days I won’t even drink 64 oz. of water. I just don’t think about it. I need to build the habit of drinking more often. I usually have a glass or bottle of water near me, but sometimes it won’t be drunk. Hopefully this isn’t just talk again, but I plan to work on both exercising and increasing my water this week. I will need to do some more research on metabolism as well to see if there are other things I might do. Any suggestions?
Alright, I am tired of thinking about this morning’s weigh-in. Onward and hopefully downward!
John should be back from his haircut soon and then we are going shopping. The sun, as per usual Memorial Day weekend weather for Seattle, has disappeared. Perhaps a movie at home might be on the agenda for tonight. Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend.