My Early Weight Loss: Shot Out of a Cannon (too much of a good thing?)
Sunday, January 08, 2012
I started on Spark right after Christmas with my weight at an all-time high. Waiting until New Year's simply was unconscionable. I spent that holiday week learning some about the web site and easing into the lifestyle change that this really is. Because I was somewhat sloppy at calorie counting and less than diligent about what seemed like oceans of water to drink, I lost a paltry three pounds and change between the holidays. I was intrigued...
For the last week I have followed everything here as a religion. NOTHING passes my lips without being counted. 64 ounces of water are my life. I have learned to land within the appropriately recommended ranges for calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates and (usually) cholesterol and sodium too.
So this morning I stepped on the scale for my first official weigh-in since the morning of January 1. A week of Spark religion begot me a loss of (drum-roll please): 6.8 pounds. I have not been starving myself. I also have not been killing myself with workouts (25 to 30 minutes a day brisk walk on the treadmill is typical).
So I am happy beyond words, but also wondering just what gives. Is this a guy thing? Was my portion control that much out-of-control (the major tangible thing that has changed for me)? Has anyone else experienced a Warp-speed launch hereabouts?
At this pace, and assuming linearity (ha!), I will weigh zero by Thanksgiving '12.