Jan 15 2011

Off my ASS for the SSA – Week 2

Starting weight: 186.4 lbs
Last week’s weight: 181.8 lbs
Current weight: 182.8 lbs
Weight loss this week: -1.0 lbs


But I’m not worried – so many things cause minor fluctuations in weight, and I was down to 180.2 earlier this week. Since then I started EA Sports Active (less evil now that I’m on Easy mode, but still effective) . From the level of soreness that’s producing, I’m probably gaining muscle weight, which is good!

…And I totally gorged myself on Indian food for dinner last night, so I blame that too.

So, I’m not disappointed. I’m still on a good trajectory. I’ve been eating a lot better and actually doing more than sitting in front of my computer (though I still do that a lot).

Though JT pointed out that Lyz has added a Final Weigh-In to the SSA SoCal conference schedule. What is this nonsense, Lyz?! Not all scales are calibrated the same! And people weigh more in the afternoon! And I’ll be wearing significantly more clothing than when I usually weigh myself! AND YOU PUT IT AFTER LUNCH! That’s just cruel.

Don’t make me play the “I’m technically your boss’s boss” card ;P

…Time to go eat a salad and play DDR.


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  1. 1
    Cory Albrecht

    The two of you will just have to bring your own scales along for calibration issues. :-)

  2. 2

    In before the, “You could NOT be wearing clothes for the weigh in” comments start rolling in.

  3. 3

    I lost 80 pounds in 8 months by counting calories burned vs. calories consumed. Basically, it was the dreaded “diet and exercise” plan that everyone hates!I weighed myself every day at the same time of day, and took the lowest number every week. That method did a fair job of accounting for daily fluctuations.

  4. 4

    Not to be a spoil sport, but after 2 weeks its unlikely that you have gained any amount of muscle mass, even though you will have increased your strength significantly. Strength gains at the beginning are mostly due to training your nervous system to use your muscles better.Most likely your dinner lastnight contained a lot of salt which has increased the amount of water your body is holding. You should find that within a day or two your weight will drop back down to that 180 level you hit earlier in the week. Keep up the good work! :)

  5. 5

    CRUD! your talk is 500 yards away right effing now, but I’m getting read to ferry to Vashon. DANG.

  6. 6

    Don’t eat lunch? :P

  7. 7
    K.W. Ramesy

    You don’t win friends with salad! But seriously, make sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet. You want to lose fat, not muscle.

  8. 8

    Another weight-losing trick is to drink coffee black. Caffeine is diuretic and causes your body to lose water. When coffee is black, there is no sugar, which will force your body to burn sugar in storage or convert fat to sugar. In addition, caffeine causes your body to speed up its metabolic rate and can increase a person’s endurance in exercises. So at the end, you’ll end up burning calories faster and longer.

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    K.W. Ramesy

    Good point. And if you don’t like coffee you could have tea or green tea instead and get the same result.

  10. 10

    The diuretic part would only be important if you want to cheat for the final weigh in and ‘cut weight’ for that. Though there are safer ways to cut water weight than diuretics anyways. At any rate, thats not true weightloss and most likely would be considered cheating.

  11. 11

    You are just so CUTE!!! I am so sad that I’m old enough to be your daddy. Heck, in Tennessee, I’m old enough to be your grandfather! Have fun with the bet. and really, yopu

  12. 12

    No, it’s not cheating. Anything inside the body is counted as part of the body. I think it is more precisely called “taking advantage of a loop hole”

  13. 13

    But the tea sold in North America sucks. To drink it, you’ll HAVE TO add sugar to make it taste better, so at the end you’ll end up with more sugar in your body. ewww…

  14. 14

    You’re Beautiful just the way you are!The weight loss part is to improve your health and stamina to keep you around longer, to continue to exercise your most valuable voice of reason.

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