Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hi-yo, Silver! Away!

Here's the story Denise mentioned in yesterday's comments about what happens after The Biggest Loser winners go back to real life. It's both nice and sad to know that it's so hard to maintain a weight loss. Sad for obvious reasons. Nice to know I'm not the Lone Ranger.

I'm also not the Lone Ranger in having a difficult time losing weight. Do go congratulate M@rla, if you haven't already done so, for sticking with her month-long calorie restriction experiment which did result in a loss. Woo hoo!

I'm following her lead, and in the past six days have averaged eating about 800 calories per day, through a combination of careful eating and exercise. Official weigh-in is Friday, but y'all know I can't stay off the scale. I've gained two more pounds. Maybe it's payback for those two sugar-filled days I had before I started the food log.

One must have hope.

On a brighter note, my bone density and smashogram were both negative. I had to research how to read a bone density report. A T score of -1 is normal; below -2.5 indicates osteoporosis. My composite scores are -0.1 in the spine and -0.2 in the femoral neck bones.

I'd say I passed! It's not quite as exciting as that dramatic drop in cholesterol I experienced almost a year ago, but it's nice to know I probably won't break an ankle bone walking across the room. [My grandmother did that twice.]

It'd be mighty hard to run with a broken ankle.

I did four slow-and-easy miles yesterday morning; cross-training is on today's schedule. I'm going to see if I can do weight-training and yoga on the same day. I had every intention of doing yoga yesterday when I finished my run. Didn't happen; my mental attitude needs some adjusting. When I'm done running, I'm done!

I guess I'm done here for today, as well. I'm rambling; if you're still reading, thanks for sticking with me.


Lori said...

I went and read that article too but I took solace in the fact that most of the ones they mentioned kept a substantial amount off. Eric, the deli owner, only regained 22 pounds of the tremendous loss he had (I can't remember how much but it was over a hundred). Even the one who exercised all the time did it while watching tv (which I'd do if I had a bigger place). I guess I'm saying yeah, you're right but look at where they were and I think they did great maintaining a big loss.

I wish you and Marla well.

But I'm happy about your smashogram and the bone density test. Yay Debbi!

PastaQueen said...

I think some people *like* the fact that people regain weight because then it gives them an excuse not to try. I read those stories and it just reminds me not to get cocky, that this really is a life long thing.

Mary Gee said...

I stuck with you, I am surprised you were able to type that long on 800 calories.

One WW leader once told me that "lifetime member" meant "lifetime battle" great.