Saturday, 15 May 2010

Weekly Weigh In

A day or so early with this, but I figured what with all of the exercise bike miles I've been doing this week (nearly 35.5 miles) and that this may be a busy weekend I'd not lose or gain much by doing the scales earlier.

Last week = 218.4lb (15.6st)
This week = 217.6lb (15.5st)

To say I'm disappointed is putting it mildly - I am totally gutted. I've slogged my balls off on that sodding exercise bike this week, eaten properly, no bad stuff, and admittedly generally felt better for it, but to only lose a poxy 0.8lb after all that is shattering.

I just cant think of what more I could do. Oh sure its still weight loss, despite the low number, and that's better than gain, and at the end of the day I am doing this to lose weight and you can't rush these things, but still I was positive that I would lose my highest number this week as its the most continued exercise Ive done since my teens, and for me it was quite exhausting work.

I won't give up, but I have to admit that the thought did cross my mind briefly as I got off the scales this morning. Not bloody happy though!


  1. Remember man, muscle weighs more than fat! And you probably fluctuate at least 4 pounds during the day... are you weighing yourself at the same time each day? Early in the morning (as soon as you wake up) or late at night (right before you hop in bed) are the best times. Hell, a big glass of water can add 2 pounds on ya. But the biggest thing is exactly what you said. "admittedly generally felt better for it" If you are feeling better about yourself, then you are making steps in the right direction. Regardless... if you only lost a pound after biking 35 miles, just think how much you would have gained if you hadn't biked!

  2. You're dead right, but I know Im way from being able to call it muscle yet. Apart from this time, I weight myself at about 7pm on a Sunday. This time was in the morning.

    What I did do though was to fill a jar of water and put it on the scales to see how much 0.8lb actually weighed. Its quite a lot really so I dont feel so bad. Still Id like to lose more on a weekly basis and need to consider how to achieve this in my schedule.

  3. Perhaps you could start keeping a food log to document what and how much you eat? A pound of fat is ~3500 calories, so to burn two pounds of fat in a week, you need to burn 7k calories more than you eat. Reducing your caloric intake significantly (only drink water, no chips/fries, lean meats) with a cardio exercise (like biking) will get you there.
    And as a bit of motivation, I'll leave this pic of a pound of fat versus a pound of muscle for ya. Might not want to look while eating.