Thursday, February 24, 2011
I usually splurge a little over the weekend, and we have a neighborhood get-together on Friday, but I am freaking out about eating anything right now. I was so desparate that I actually researched some diet pills yesterday. Don't worry, I am not going to actually take any; that would not be healthy and those things are freaking expensive.
I have flirted with the excuse that I am building muscle, which weighs more than fat. And I know that my weight training is certainly working to improve my body composition, but I remember watching an episode of the Biggest Loser where somebody tried to use that excuse. The trainers about lost their minds yelling at the contestant. They said that there is no way a person can gain muscle that quickly; that it takes months to build a pound of muscle. So what am I supposed to think? I know the scale does not lie, and that the only way to lose wieght is to burn more calories than you take in. But I swear on my life that I have not been cheating on my diet, and I am working my butt of with my fitness, so I am certainly at a loss for a solution and/or reason.
I want to weigh 185 by March 10 and I want to weigh 175 by June 25. Before I can meet these goals I have got to figure out how to keep losing weight. I hope that all of this is simply some sort of metabolic plateau that I can break through this week.
I did manage to achieve a huge milestone for myself. I have logged more than 100 miles running since January 2 of this year. Meaning, in 2 months, I have acheived 20% of my goal of running 500 miles in 2011. Yippee!