Wednesday, October 10, 2007
3 Weigh-In: I'm A (Not-So) Mean, Lean, Weight-Loss Machine: Another 1.2 Pounds Lost!
As usual, I weighed myself after the previous evening's run. Even though yesterday run wasn't exactly what I'd call "victorious" 8-), I had a sneaking suspicion that I'd lost more weight (as compared to the previous measurement I took two days ago) after looking in the mirror this morning.
Before I even consider hopping on the scale in the morning, I often look at my body first to see if it's tightened up in any obvious places after the previous night's run. I know it sounds a tad bit incredulous/unbelievable, but I've actually seen minor differences in my body's muscle tone in as little as one to two days, particularly in my legs, posterior, arms, & waist.
Well, as suspected, I did in fact lose weight, a whole 1.2 pounds! So, the weight loss, coupled with my noticeably tighter leg muscles, are proof-positive that even the not-so-great runs can still have their benefits! 8-)
(Well, to be honest, probably some of it's due to my lack of appetite. After last night's run, I did drink a bottle of water & ate one of those 100-calorie Healthy Pop popcorn bags, but I couldn't manage much else. Plus it was already rather late when I ate my "dinner," so it was probably better anyhow to wait until the next morning to make an earnest attempt to eat.)
I just noticed that I've lost 16.4 pounds since I began running on 7/21/07 (13.6 pounds to go!), and 4.4 pounds in 5 days, the latter of which is actually not a good sign. The weight is coming off too fast. (Never thought I'd hear myself say that!) I hope I'm not losing muscle mass.
Also, since I'm going to start running for longer distances very shortly (i.e., in less than a week), I'm going to need eat something more substantial.
While I'm writing this, Erik just told that I can't wait for hunger cues to eat; I've just got to go ahead & eat my 3 small meals interspersed with 3 snacks & not wait to be hungry for them. Normally I'm hungry for meals, so this is definitely going to take some getting used to before I can normalize again.
So in the meanwhile, until my hunger returns, I'll make an earnest attempt to eat on a more regular basis.
Hunger, I'm begging you, please come back to me! I actually miss you now & would like to see you again soon. ;-)