Friday, April 5, 2013

Week 4; Progress Slower but Still Steady

I'm well into week 4 now (almost at week 5, really). This week has been a bit of laggard. My weight has been a lot more "bouncy". I was down and then back up and then a little less down. I have a pretty neat scale that measures body fat as well as weight (and sends all the info to a web site wirelessly too!). This extra body fat information is interesting in that this number has been much more steady and linear in its decline than my actual weight. The graph on the Fitbit site that shows body fat percentage is very clean and straight. I don't know what it really means from a medical sense, but it is reassuring to see this number go down that tenth or two-tenths of a percent on a regular basis. Given the nature of the diet that I'm on and how controlled and specific it is with each day being EXACTLY the same as the previous one, I rather expected my weight loss to follow a more regular schedule as well. That doesn't seem to be the case.

I've lost about 3.4 pounds the last two weeks (each week). I know that's nothing to sneeze at, but I look at it with the other aspects of the diet in mind (the less than exciting beverages, occasional weakness, frequent hunger, social awkwardness around meal focused events) and while I'm still firmly committed, I'm having a few misgivings. Hopefully, this will pass.