This week's message is: "Hey, Lanza! Simmer down!"
There was some good news and bad news at the weigh in today.
The good news was that I am down another four pounds. I am so happy to arrive firmly into the 220s. It won't be long before I am showing a smaller number on the scale than my husband. This will be the first time since I married him that I will weigh less than him!
The bad news is that my fat index is up again.... by a lot.
The longer bike rides, house cleaning marathons, (low impact) exercise video and all the other active stuff I've been doing have been overtaxing my system. The low calorie Ideal Protein meals I've been eating haven't been enough to sustain my body now that it's more active. When I'm biking or getting some form of exercise my body has been consuming lean mass instead of fat mass.
The numbers don't lie. My fat index jumped up several points, so I am definitely doing something wrong.
So it's time to settle down, scale back and take it easy. On the days when I bike to work I MUST work in an extra protein during the day and be sure that's the only exercising I do that day.
With what feels like boundless energy, it is going to be hard to scale it back.... but I want to do this program the right way and get rid of the fat instead of lean mass (which includes bone, connective tissue, muscle, etc.... all the stuff I really need!)
And when I get really antsy and MUST find something to do with my energy, I'm going to do something like organizing and cataloging my karaoke CD collection - something that's been on my to do list for years that won't burn major calories!!
Have a wonderful week!