May 3, 2005 at 3:39 pm
Yay, I lost 4 pounds this week! Good thing too. I’d probably curl up in the fetal position if I’d gained weight a second week in a row.
I think from here on out my weight loss is going to be slower, with only 2 or 3 pounds lost a week. My basal metabolic rate (the amount of calories I burn in a day just sitting around) has dropped about 250 calories since I dropped 60 pounds. Since I’m not burning as many calories, I’m not going to be losing quite as much weight.
In response, I need to make sure I keep pushing myself in my workouts. I’d noticed in the past week or so I just wasn’t sweating like I used to during my walk. I have to remember to keep taking it up a notch so that I’m always a bit tired after exercising. It’s not that much fun pushing myself when I’d like to stop. But I know I can do more, so I do. It’s certainly a form of pain, but I suppose it builds character making yourself do something you don’t want to.