I can only say that my daughter must be a great influence, because we just got back yesterday afternoon from our 9-day college road trip and this morning I stepped on the scale with more than a smidge of trepidation. I figured I’d probably have gained a pound or two with my Ghiradelli hot fudge sundae consumed in Monterey, California (and totally worth it!) and various snacky things including some late night cookies at my Dad’s house.
Quite to my surprise, however, the outcome was different:
As you can see, the 239.1 weight was from prior to our holiday, and then the few days before we left I actually went up a bit (look at the pink line) to about 240. Driving, walking, walking some more, and, in the second half of our trip, going to the gym daily paid off: I dropped 3 1/2 pounds while we were away.
Yes, I was surprised!
Then again, my Nike Fuelband shows the story too, that we were far from sedentary during that period of time:
In fact, my best day ever with the Fuelband was while we were on holiday too, June 21st. What did we do that day? We walked from our hotel in North Monterey along the beach to the Aquarium, all over Monterey, then back to the hotel. A solid 11mi.
In any case, I have to say that I love the data I can now collect, thanks to Nike and Withings (the WS50 is the wifi scale I use that logs all my weight data on their server so I can analyze and see trends). It’s an amazing new world for people seeking to regain their fitness, no question.
And as for how this weight loss is changing my body? Well, I went into the Polo / Ralph Loren outlet mall while we were in California and bought some new shorts for myself. Doesn’t sound like much, but when I was at my starting weight, they’d never have had any in my size so being able to get “normal size” shorts is a delightful thing and one I am cheered by.
Now, let’s get that last 5.9 pounds and see where things are…