Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Week 85

2lb loss!

Frankly, I'm in shock. There is no way I should have lost 2lbs this week.I was fully expecting to have put on 2lbs, and feared it might even have been 3.

Although I'd been really good all week, trying to make up for the Wedding Anniversary blow-out, I knew this weekend was never going to be anything other than a write-off.

It was my father's 70th Birthday so we drove down to see him on Saturday (stopped by the police en-route - see my main blog for more details on that). Maggie pre-prepared much of the food and finished cooking it when we arrived. 3 very large courses, including a huge Maggie-made chocolate-hazelnut meringue to die for.

The following lunchtime we were cooked a large Sunday Roast with apple crumble for pudding, and when we got home, my emotions and sugar levels were so all-over-the-place that I couldn't help eating a pound of Quality Street.

So how the **** did I manage to lose 2lbs?

The ony things I can think of are that on Saturday night I was awake from 3am for 2 and a half hours, radiating enough heat to power a small village, and also I was drinking copious amounts of coffee to manage the 500 mile round-trip, because Maggie doesn't drive.

So either my metabolism has speeded up, or the fat faeries have been harvesting during the night.

I am truly baffled.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb – 275lbs
Current Weight: 13st 2lb – 184lbs
KoTRB Weight Lost : 26lb
Total Weight Loss: 91lbs


Sayre said...

Sometimes you just don't question it. Just accept it! Women do it all the time - our bodies are so weird at times... retaining water, losing water, feeling fat, feeling thin (even if you're still fat).

Our OLTA competition is over and we're still awaiting the final check-ins. I know I didn't win, but I have made some serious lifestyle changes that WILL show up on the scale sooner or later. I just have to keep at it and be patient.

Good advice, you know?

TC said...

Good for you for the loss. However it happened!

fatmammycat said...

Baffled but pleased, right?

Kim Ayres said...

Ha ha! Yes, I am pleased with the loss!

I much prefer being baffled by a loss than baffled by a gain!


ArleneWKW said...

Please please please send the fat fairies my way.

On another subject, thank you for your caring comments. I appreciate you
"being there."

Andraste said...

I have a theory! Sometimes our bodies retain fat when we don't eat enough, because we're hard wired for 'feast or famine' times... And when you eat little, it thinks it's famine time, so retains fat, because it's not sure when more is coming. So when you eat what you think is "too much," the body says, "Okay, it's feast time, I can burn this off, because I know more is on the way."

I'm not a doctor, and don't even play one on television. So feel free to tell me I'm mad, but either way, congratulations!

Kim Ayres said...

Arlene - anytime :)

Andraste - It's true that one of the reasons diets fail is that as we starve ourselves, our body's metabolism slows down and we store the fat more efficiently.

I have wondered before about how much it works the other way. Certainly there were periods over the years of my weight gain that I seemed to eat vast quantities of food yet remained at a relatively stable weight, but then I would go through other "growth" phases too.

If you could get it down to a fine art then you could make a fortune selling a diet plan that required you to over-eat, but I wouldn't want to rely on a high success rate :)