Been awhile since I’ve posted on the Teverys (health) blog (or, now that I’ve imported all my blogs to my new website, the Terveys category).
This one’s a quickie, just to say that I’m back on the fat loss track again.
Between February 18, 2008 & last August whensoever, I lost about 40 lbs. (If you want exact: 41, but you should know that weight fluctuates naturally a lot within a day.) But I was also low-carbing during much of that time, so some of that would’ve been water weight, which got added back again when I started eating more carbs again (thus restoring my glycogen stores, thus also the water that always attaches to glycogen). I’m estimating then that over the winter I gained back in the area of 5 lbs. of fat, the rest water weight, for a net weight loss since last year of about 30 lbs.
As always, a better measure of fat loss than weight is girth. Last year I had to buy new trousers because the old ones were too loose. I also tightened my belt to the last notch. Over the winter, I had to loosen my belt again.
But as of a few days ago, having gone to a somewhat loose version of a PSMF (protein-sparing modified fast) diet — “loose” in that I’m not being anal about making sure that my protein sources are the absolute leanest possible — I’m now back to the last notch of my belt. Next steps, shortly into the future: a new belt, & maybe even some new trousers again.
As of this morning, weighed in at 177.0. (February 18, 2008: I was at about 210.0).
Guess today’s one of my “free meals” days though — doing a retirement lunch for one of my faculty members at Don Jose’s. So sorry, I’m gonna have me one of them wonderful three-enchilada plates. And a margarita. Yum.