Last updated on April 12th, 2017
I lost 3.6 pounds this week. (Correction! I only lost 2.4 pounds for the week, going from 227.2 to 224.8. I had the wrong number in mind for the previous week. I apparently was looking back two weeks. JA, 4-26-15.) I’m happy about the drop, of course, but wary. Was that all fat, or was some of it water? Based on my past experience, I mistrust any weight loss greater than two pounds per week. It’s likely to be followed by a week of little or no weight loss. But, then, 3.6 pounds lost this week, and 0.4 pounds lost next week, would be a two-pound average loss per week.
Still, when I weighed myself this morning, the scale read 224.8 pounds. I was surprised, so I weighed myself again a few minutes later, and got the same result. (Yes, this number was correct, but I grabbed the wrong number for the prior week. It shows I was right to be skeptical about the big loss.)
My average daily calories were lower than in previous weeks, but only slightly lower (1,916 this week vs. 1,978 last week). That’s not enough of a difference to account for extra weight loss.
I even drank a glass of beer on Tuesday! Yes, bread in a glass.
I feel deeply ashamed, but it tasted good.
For light beer, anyway.
A reader recently asked why the sum of the three fat sub-types in my daily average charts doesn’t equal the overall fat total. The answer is that I am partly relying on food labels, and U.S. law only requires total fat, saturated fat, and trans fat numbers be provided. So my poly and mono unsaturated fats data is incomplete for now. Unlike the government, I am concerned about my PUFA intake, so I will try to improve the database.
That said, my main focus right now is improving my waist-line. I wore a 38-waist pair of pants this week that I haven’t been able to get into all winter.
Granted, the waist-band is stretchy.