So THAT'S why...!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
From June 15 to July 14, I lost a total of nine (9) inches. But, I didn't lose any weight. I just couldn't figure it out. Until today, when I read this Spark People article:
Definitely an eye-opener. It explains that your body must adjust to your new-found exercise regimen.
EXCERPT: "When you start doing more exercise, your body begins storing more fuel in your muscle cells, where it can be used easily and quickly to fuel your workouts. The process of converting glucose (carbohydrates) into fuel that your muscles actually store and use (glycogen) requires three molecules of water for every molecule of glucose. As your muscles are building up glycogen stores, your body has to retain extra water for this purpose. That's what causes most of the initial weight gain or lack of weight loss. This is a good thing--not something to worry about."
Now I feel so much better about the scale's lack of movement. I AM burning fat. My body is simply adapting to the burning of fuel.
I can't tell you how motivating this feels. I AM making progress!!! My own body knows it!
A few NSVs today:
I can fit very comfortably behind the steering wheel now. No more pushing the seat back until only the tips of my toes reach the accelerator.
I can fit into ALMOST every booth at a restaurant.
I do not need a seat best extender any longer.
I see my Doctor in Mid-August for my 6 month checkup. I am HOPING for a reduction in my cholesterol meds and HBP meds. I hope to be at 259 (getting under 260 is a short-term goal).
I am going to print out several SP reports to take to him. I want to show him visible proof of the changes and progress that I'm making.
Aside from the sheer pain in my fingers and hand today -- I am feeling great! :)
I pray that of you are also doing well and I wish you all the very best of success on YOUR journey!