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Some healthy progress

December 21st, 2010 at 10:40 am

I believe I posted about my 2-lb. weight gain at my Sunday-before-last weigh-in. Well, last Sunday I weighed myself having only worked out twice during the week, and I showed as having lost 3.5 lbs.! I think it's more that my earlier weigh-in was thrown off by a heavy meal shortly beforehand, but still, great news.

Cumulatively I'd gained 1.1 lbs. since I started trying to be healthy, so with this latest loss, my cumulative progress is a loss of 2.4 lbs.

I actually think I look like I lost more than that, because I had no muscle on my body, and so building muscle might be slowing my weight-loss numbers. So I feel pretty good. I'm within 8 lbs. of my estimated pre-pregnancy weight. More important, getting in shape has helped me get through the snow, which has been crazy-deep this winter. There are a few times going to daycare when I've been very thankful about my slightly strengthened leg muscles!

1 Responses to “Some healthy progress”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Scales do fluctuate.

    For me, the BMI and body fat numbers are really helpful. (My gym has a machine you hold in your hands that calculates those). Inches lost and fit of clothes is good. And, I use my mile run time as a guide. In 6 weeks, I went from 10 minute mile to 8:55. To me, that is progress.

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