Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Scale giveth and the Scale taketh away

Coat Rack Monstrosity
So earlier this week I weigh around 205 lbs. That number is suspect, of course, because I ran 6 miles late Sunday so when I weighed myself Monday, the 204.3 lbs was probably more dehydration than true weight.  And it doesn't help that this week I've only run one other time.  I had a good workout Tuesday night but then skipped running yesterday in lieu of a nap.  Of course that didn't stop me from eating like I was going to run 6 miles after work during the day Wednesday.
Still that's 10 lbs. off since the last week of December, give or take.  I was at 207 in February and was thinking I'd easily lose another 5 lbs that month.  Unfortunately I managed to pull a muscle in my lower back.  It was 90% healed when I went out and reinjured it.  So between that and the cold weather, I was only able to maintain not lose weight.

My real point is that it should be entirely realistic to weigh 200 lbs. by the time I run the Soldier Field 10 on Memorial Day weekend.

In fact, that is very conservative.  Now that Winter is essentially over and our caveman programming to store fat for the winter should end, it should be feasible to weigh 200 by the first week of May and perhaps even 195 by SF10.  With some diligence -- eating right, more consistent exercise and the reduction of alcohol intake during the week, it shouldn't even be much harder.

Speaking of winter ending, I'm really really hoping that Nightingale will settle on one coat or jacket and release some of the coat hooks we have back into the wild.  I've mentioned the hallway project we hope to undertake once our credit cards get some breathing room.  In the mean time we have to rely on three built in hooks. 

I figured one for NG coat, one for my coat, one for our bags and/or guests.  NG figured three for her and I get the dining room chairs.  ah marriage equality.
SNeed an answer for this space before Winter

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