End of Week 21 – Damage Assessment.

Report: Weigh-in date Friday October12, 2012.  Weight 276.  Up 6.5.  Total loss at the end of 21 weeks, 24 pounds.  Last week’s prediction turned out to be correct.


I’m trying not to be too hard on myself.  I know why my weight is up.  The only question now is how long will it take to repair the damage?

Last Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday were lost causes.  I didn’t even get to work Monday, much less the gym.  Tuesday I went to work, but not the gym.  But by Wednesday I was well enough that I went to the gym once, before work, which is my longer workout.  I “tested the waters” and felt ok, so Thursday I went back to two gym trips with one on Friday (normal for Friday). 

Of course, it occurred to me that if I didn’t overeat and managed to get back to exercise relatively quickly, where did the six pounds come from?  I can only think it must be the medication.  My family and friends have suggested the same thing.  The valium in the beginning didn’t help, but I think most of the damage is due to the Prednisone (I HATE STEROIDS).  I took the last pill just this morning.  As much as I hate them, I have to admit they probably helped my back heal faster.

So, what now?  Back on plan, of course.  I didn’t get that far off plan, so getting back on won’t take an earth shattering effort.  I just hope all this is really because of the meds and that I can see some progress toward reversing the damage by next Friday.  I just can’t believe six pounds can accumulate so quickly, but it has always been easier to get heavier than lighter, and getting older isn’t helping.

However, it beats the hell out of the alternative, right?  Ok, the battle is on.  BRING IT!!! LOL!  Until next week…..


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