Friday, July 31, 2020
June 10th weigh in was 219.6 pounds. July 31 is 211.6. July 31 is better.
This has, essentially, been my lower bound for a while. There was a spell in July 2019 where I was a tad lower, down to 210 (1 year ago I was at 211 even), but other than that, I haven't been lower than this point in the past three years. So, this is the floor that I just haven't been able to break through. Having shed my quarantine weight (212.4 on 3/27, up to that 219.6), I feel like I have a chance here to actually lower that number a bit.
It'd be nice if my limbs behave. I took a few days away from playing pickleball because my thumb and wrist were acting up, but I went for walks every days this week (between 2 and 4.66 miles, depending mostly on when I got out to the parks I wandered through, and how much daylight remained). That walks have reminded me that my feet (left mostly) are kind of sore, to the point that in the three longer walks, my third and fourth miles have been faster than the first couple of miles, where I was still cognizant of my feet aching.
It really is about the increase in activity, because I haven't particularly altered my eating patterns. Heck, I even drank some beer this week, first time since at least March, maybe even since February. I am definitely a social drinker, not one to drink much at home, and since social has pretty much been canceled, I just haven't. On the weekend, a friend suggested hanging out at a park, so we did that, each bringing along something to drink. I brought the remaining brews home, and have enjoyed the last two during the week. I only mention that to reiterate that it hasn't been a diet modification that's behind this little drop in weight.
That said, I'm not getting too excited about it, because it was just a shedding of the (extra) fluffiness picked up while staying at home between March and June. Now the real challenge begins, to break through that ~211 floor, and to stay below that mark, and maybe take a run at that next mini-goal of 205.4, the weight that I recorded back in 2011, when feeling ridiculously fat, I initially joined Spark People.