I will never write 3xx again!
Monday, January 24, 2011
It felt so good to see the scale number below 300. I never thought I would gain that much weight, but after every attempt at dieting, I would gain back 20 lbs. Even if I had only lost 2!
Slowly the weight crept up both the weight in pounds and the weight of that feeling of failure. At first, I told myself that it was just an error on the scales, but the error ended up being persistent. Then my knee started to bother me and I knew I had finally pushed my body to its limit.
Measurements are following the scale. Well, my waist jumped up 6 inches the first week, but it's down one now.
I'm sure I entered the wrong number or measured wrong the first week. But I'm happy with the disappearing inch from my waist and the disappearing 4 inches!!! from my hips. Neck is the same (not too surprising). Can you accurately measure how many chins you're sporting? That would be a fun one to follow.
I did half my week's exercise goal in one day at the pool. I spent 1 hour doing deep water exercises. I counted it as 35 minutes because the tracker gives you soooo many calories burned for treading water for an hour. It's not THAT hard treading water when you are a buoyant 300 lbs.
I could simply stand in the deep end and be floating. The movement of my legs was purposeful exercise, not keeping me afloat. However, I was completely knackered by the time I got home. I couldn't believe that I felt so exhausted after doing all that exercise that felt so good while I was in the pool. Now I know why I added deep water exercise to my schedule back in my aerobics teaching days when I wanted to get more exercise, but my body simply couldn't take any more pounding. It's a great form of exercise for a body under stress.
I just told my son that I lost more weight and some inches. His reply? "Too bad."
I had to explain to him that I meant width, not height. My son thinks I'm getting shorter!!!! He's so funny.