living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Making the Commitment: Complexity of a weigh-in

I didn't write about last week's weigh-in because getting sick made me not want to think about much of anything. For the record, it was pretty much the same — 189. The thing is, getting sick has totally messed things up, or has it helped put me on track? On Saturday morning I weighed nearly 3 pounds less than the day before — 186.6. OK, fluid loss was certainly the reason for that. I was drained. I was on empty.

This week's weigh-in is even less — 185.8. There are a number of things this could be.

  • I've actually lost weight. Living this month as a pescetarian has opened my eyes to so much. I have been eating better and eating less. Perhaps it's taken my body three weeks to understand what's going on.
  • My body is still empty. Without going into details, getting sick cleaned me out. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
  • I haven't gotten rehydrated still. I've been trying to drink more water to replenish what was lost a week ago.
  • A combination of all the above.

The real answer will come a week from now in my final weigh-in of February. I'm hoping that I can get out of this month with some kind of loss and then keep that going into March. I haven't decided yet whether I'll continue my mostly meatless eating or not. I don't miss it. I haven't had any cravings for a burger or chicken or steak. I may find myself limiting those things to once a month or certain occasions. Otherwise, my life seems fine without it.