Friday, June 28, 2024

I Want Muscles

I know in a world full of boomers (myself included), I get zero sympathy for weight loss. 

It probably isn't popular with any of the generations, but I guess I could have easily said "people my age". 

"We" are at a time of our lives where we try to control how much we gain, not trying to lose. Yes, it's a broad statement, but I think it somewhat applies. 

Marathon training (I'm assuming) forced my weight down lower than my goal and to well below the BMI for someone my height. 

Yeah - I get it: no sympathy. Not that I'm asking for it. 

Oddly enough, I brought it up originally as a concern. It seemed like a lot of poundage to slough off in six months - when it took me two+ years to lose the first two-thirds of it. Something in the metabolism kicked in.....big time. 

I only do one weigh-in per month and yesterday was it. I've gained 1.5 lbs.   Yay me. 

I say 'yay', yet I'm not sure I mean it. 

Me, being me, has jumped 17 steps ahead, in my head, as I'm going to gain it all back. All 35 pounds. Yes, I internally processed going past the 12 I should gain back and added 23 more. This is the beauty of being in my mind. 

I know I need to gain some weight back (though my doctor disagrees), but I'm wringing my hands now that I actually have.........and it's an entire 24 ounces in 30 days. Maybe 31. 

Mock me if you will, but I'm beginning to see how someone like Karen Carpenter ends up the way they do. Another good reason only to get on the scale 12 times per year. 

Training for fall marathons starts in eight days. In the heat of summer. The chances of me gaining weight over the next 17 weeks seems slim (pun possibly intended?). My new goal is to not lose additional weight. It's a goal - not a plan. I have no plan. I don't think I can eat ice cream forever without becoming a Type 2 diabetic. 

Maybe a return to alcohol isn't the worst idea. If I were truly sober (meaning, proactively abstaining) I'd have my five month chip this last week - assuming that's a thing. At least booze packs on the pounds. But I don't see that happening anytime soon. 

I should not discount my strength training. Three (?) weeks in, maybe I'm getting more muscle, which we all know people says it weighs more than fat.  

BTW - has anyone ever really confirmed that??  A pound of muscle and a pound of fat weigh the same on any scale. Maybe I'm not gaining weight - just muscle. 

That's it. 400 words later, and that's it!

Song by: Diana Ross

1 comment:

James Dwight Williamson said...

I hope you reach your goals