Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday morning weigh-in

I hadn't done a 'Monday Morning Weigh-in' since August 20th (apparently - it's the last one I have recorded).  I kind of find that hard to believe, but I didn't search my blog overly long trying to find out. Anyway, on Aug. 20, 2012 I weighed in at 144 lbs. I know I got a couple pounds lighter than that, but I don't think I ever went under 140.

Anyway... I have been wanting to drop a few pounds again. It's not that I'm heavy or anything, but my pants are getting tighter and I just seem to put everything in my gut or around my waist (which is the most unhealthy place for it to be). So last week I actually tried to start back on the protein diet thing a little bit. I was up around 155 lbs. Which is odd because reading back through my "diet" posts, I was pretty ecstatic when I got down to that weight last summer. Anyway, I decided to start working on it again.

So, yesterday morning I weighed in at 151.6 lbs. And the real issue is not the weight, but what the weight consists of. They say muscle weighs more than fat, and most of that 151 lbs is fat right now. I need to ADD some muscle - to get rid of the belly - and then reduce the fat. So not only am I going back to protein drinks, but I also need to start working out again. I still can't run much, but I can walk (on a severe incline) and lift weights and do other aerobic and muscle-building exercises.

Sometimes I think I get a little fanatical about this, but I really think this was one of the main reasons I survived at all last year. Plus I really like not being on any medicines. I like being healthy. A lean, mean, pacifist machine. Fighting for what is right and just and good.

So we'll see...