Start Weight: 248.5 lbs
Last Weeks Weight: 244 lbs
Current weight: 243 lbs
Total lost: 5.5lbs
Man, I feel like the journey is going slow!!!! I was really hoping for a better outcome this week. I've kicked up the exercise ten fold, but still I'm getting the same results that I would have got if I didn't do any exercise at all! ANNOYING!!!!!! WTF? I worked out 4 times this week. That is probably four times more than I did all of last year!!!!
I was going to say that perhaps I'm gaining more muscle from all the exercise (as I do feel stronger) and perhaps that is the reason for not losing as much weight as I would have liked. I then read part of this article . It basically says a pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same. The same people!!!! Who the hell has been telling me all this time that muscle weighs more? Man, now I can't even blame my crap weight loss on gaining more muscle! lol....
Martica Heaner (who wrote the article) does say however "The idea seems to be that if you are exercising—and theoretically losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time—the effects cancel each other out. So, in theory, you won’t see desired weight loss as measured by pounds on the scale, even though you may be improving how you look."
My girlfriend also said that they discussed this at her WW meeting. She was told that if two people have 50 pounds to lose and one works out and one doesn't, the person who doesn't will reach their goal faster. The person who does work out will reach their goal slower, but in the end will actually be smaller in size than the person who didn't work out. Make sense?
So with that in mind, I push on. This time around I want to not only lose the dreaded fat, but also tone up and have a smokin hot firm 'smaller' body in the end...and really is there really an end? If When I reach my goal, I'm still going to have to do what I'm doing now, so who the hell cares how long it takes me. It's crazy to say but I'm actually enjoying this journey so far. I have to say I actually enjoy my workouts. CRAZY, I know!!!! Finally I have found activities that I don't mind going to. That is HUGE for me. A major turning point, because now working out doesn't feel like such a chore. It's fun instead which means I know I'll continue to kick some ass and finally get to my goal.