Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekly Weigh-in

I had a pretty shocking weigh-in tonight:  I have lost 15 pounds this week since last Monday.  Say what??  Obviously that medication I was on before was the culprit.  That, and changing the Optifast product from 800 to 70 really made a difference.  I completely get that there was probably a vast amount of water weight, but to lose 15 pounds in one week after 41 weeks is pretty awesome and I'll gladly take it!

I did make it over to the gym today.  I did 40 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes on a recumbent bike.  I had to purposely take it slower because my competitiveness came out.  When I was on the treadmill, I so badly wanted to start running.  I just felt so compelled, but I know I can't, not with osteoarthritis in both of my knees.  I did jack up the incline, though, so I could feel it on the backs of my legs and bootie.  And when I went over to the bike, I remembered what the physical therapist told me about pulling back and slowing down since I am also walking.  It took some big effort and self-control on my part not to go faster when I was already pumped up.  What I did notice was how much easier it was to use the bike than it used to be in days past.  When I was heavier, my tummy would get in the way.  Now it felt so easy and like I had so much room on my lap.  These are discoveries of having a smaller body and I guess they never get old!


adorkbl said...

Congrats on the loss. :) Water weight or not... it is always encouraging to see a great loss.

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