Another month has been and gone and my progress has slowed to a crawl. I’m still at my lowest weight in years; 239lbs. I still feel disappointed as I made huge gains, then slipped back a little and then pushed back down to 239lbs. Over the last week or so I appear to have lost another 0.3-0.5lbs, but I don’t have faith in losses until I see them repeated over a longer term. One’s own weight can fluctuate by almost 3lb per day.
I’m hitting the gym hard and pushing myself with the weight training. The problem is still food. I’m doing ok, but could do better. Portion size is another thing I have difficulty with at home. Strange how the food in the pan never looks like it will be enough to feed two people, and then you end up with enough food for an army.
I feel bad because May was the month I was going to donate to Age UK. I should really give them £5 and move on because I’m 1lb down over the month overall. However, I’m going to extend the period for Age UK and include June as well, still at the rate of £5 per lb lost.
As I mentioned above, I’ve been hitting the weight training pretty hard over the last few weeks. I started with full body workouts but have now switched to a three day split where I exercise each muscle group on two of the three days. I’m doing a mix of compound and isolation exercises but I still have to be extremely careful of my shoulder. It’s frustrating because a shoulder press is a very satisfying way of de-stressing.
I’ve slipped into a bit of a funk in the last couple of weeks with various little stresses here and there. I know I can be a grumpy person, but I try to interact with people with civility and respect. Sadly, other people don’t always share this view and feel the need to act like assholes.
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