Thursday, July 02, 2009


Today was elliptical day - 45 minutes, 4.2 miles run, 500 calories burned, and I'm currently sitting at my desk, 1 hour removed from the activity. Sweat is still streaming down my torso right now... the afterburn effect from elliptical is like nothing else!

Tonight I'm going to be starting up taekwondo again. I spoke about this before, though as I've moved since looking into it then I'll be at a totally new place. I'm both nervous and excited for the class. If it's anything like the last place, then once I'm skilled enough to start sparring again I should be dropping pounds with the quickness. Nothing like avoiding a kick to your face or nuts to get the body tense and moving!

I was up a pound this morning on the scale, though I ate less than 2087 calories yesterday. My guess is water retention due to the weight lifting yesterday, coupled with a dinner of a fajita - the rice tends to keep some water in your system. I'll be drinking lots of water today to keep things flushed - I'd *love* to break into the 240s by tomorrow morning's weigh-in. Especially as I'm going out of town this weekend, which always fucks up my consistency.



I'm the Fat Daddy. said...

Hate water retention. the good part is that when it equalizes, you can sometimes get a good drop on the scale. It's like a slingshot for your weight loss mojo.

Good luck with the Tae.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

240's? Awesome, dude. You're really rockin' that scale.

Kathleen said...

I've had good luck with *not* weighing every day (everybody's different, though, of course). When I weighed every day, my mood would be dependent on the stupid scale number -- plus, there's so much natural variation, as you know!

antgirl said...

At least you dudes don't get the hormones. Count your blessings. :)

Yeah, weights can have the muscles retaining.

Whether you hit what you want tomorrow or not, you will hit it and soon.

Hope the tae is fabulous.

South Beach Steve said...

It probably was water content. I wouldn't sweat it (no pun intended) too much.

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