Thursday, August 21, 2008

Weigh day, weigh day!


Last Thursday it was 178.5. You do the math.

And, um, while you’re at it, tell me how it happened so I can do it again this week.

This is the first time in, oh, three years, probably, that I’ve even considered the validity of the “starvation mode” theory. I typically eat about 1200 calories/day and lose zilch. (My current BMR is 1457.) I didn’t even pretend to count what I was eating last weekend and I see a new number. I can tell you for sure that I wasn’t starving, though. Heh.

I’m not holding my breath that this is a new trend, of course. It’s a fluke! An aberration! It won’t last!

(I hope those theories about negative self-talk are wrong.)

Moving on … Jonathan had a great post a couple days ago. I’m still catching up on blog-reading and I’m so glad I didn’t miss this one. The idea of maintaining one’s weight, instead of one’s weight loss, puts a subtle but important shift of focus on this project for me.

Finally, I wandered over to MapMyRun the other day. My internet connection being the slow, dial-up model, I don’t go there very often. But I wanted to check the elevation of the Richmond Half and while I was there I decided to check the elevation of my usual route. Wow. I feel like I’m training at high altitude. Every 100 feet. Heh.

Richmond Half-Marathon
Middle of Nowhere
Yesterday was a rest day. I typically take a walk with my husband and/or lift weights. Yesterday I cleaned the house. Which wiped me out!

Okay, that’s enough outta me.


MBuster835 said...

Yea! I'm so pleased that you will consider the starvation theory. Every time Jullian would tell one of her group members that they HAD to eat more in order to loose I would think to myself, "Gee, I hope Debbi is watching this episode."

Most of us, when we start out to lose weight, start with too few calories. Then that body gets used to only that amt. of calories. Add exercise, in the amounts that you are doing, and you get no where fast.

Anyway, I'm so proud of you and my best wishes for a new you.

See, I am keeping up with you even though I've been quiet.


Mindy said...

Hey, I've missed visiting here. A week of vacation, a week without a computer and a week of craziness ... it all goes by too quickly!

I'm very impressed by the elevations you been running on a regular basis. Should make the marathon a breeze...heh!

Thanks for the pattern. I had actually intended to buy it from your little shop but the computer crashed and I'm just getting caught up. I am going to raid my stash to see what I can find to knit my own bag!

MARLA said...

Cleaning the house is really underrated as exercise. If you're doing it right, it's HARD.