Sunday, January 24, 2010


Why is it that the weight comes off soooooo much slower than it goes on?  How is that fair?  I know,  I know, no one ever said life is fair. 

I did lose another 1.5 pounds, according to my weigh in.  That was on my old crappy scale that only measured to the nearest .5 of a pound, not my new *fancy* scale that measures to .1 of a pound.  AND measures BF (just as inaccurately as my old scale) AND tells me my BMI (in case I didn't have access to the bunches of BMI calculators to be found on the internet) AND tells me my "max calories" that I can eat to maintain my currently body weight.  And I have to say....that was the most entertaining of all.  Apparently I can consume about 2300 calories to maintain my weight.  Yeah, right.  I think that's how I got into this mess to begin with.  "I'm working out a lot, I can eat whatever I want."

I'm about 5 pounds from what I *think* my goal weight is.  I have yet to figure out what my racing weight is, according to Racing Weight, because I have to determine my actual body fat percentage.  I still haven't been able to fit in an appointment to get dunked and I don't trust either my trainer who pinches me with the calipers (which shows a much higher than realistic BF percentage) nor my new scale (which shows a much lower than realistic BF percentage).  Maybe I could split the difference?

But I am on the right track....slowly.....slowly....getting there.  And when I get there I'm eating a big 'ol pizza to celebrate!

Just kidding........sort of. 


Molly said...

I have a fancy new scale coming UPS today. I'm sort of excited about new numbers to obsess over, though I shouldn't be.

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on your 1.5 weight loss!

Somewhere I remember reading that many athletes actually do not train at their racing weight. So is your goal weight your ideal training weight, which is different from your racing weight?

Kristi said...

I'm not through reading Racing Weight yet, so my 'goal' is still sort of an arbitrary number in my head until I actually get my body fat test and see where I'm at. I think you're right tho, that the idea is to be at your racing weight in time for your A race for peak performance. And that it's not something you maintain year round.

Jo Lynn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have just spent some time reading a few of your past posts. You must be pretty close to me, considering your race line up. I am doing some of the same ones as you! It would have been nice to have some company on my 23 mile bike ride this morning. I wish we knew each other a little better. ;)