Because I would have to gain to weigh 139.8! I lost 1.6 pounds yesterday, and now I weigh 138.8 pounds! Getting below 140 is a huge milestone for me!
I have now been doing Atkins for 23 weeks. Here are my results:
Beginning weight - 150 / BMI 26.57 / Body Fat 37.9%
Current weight - 138.8 / BMI 24.59 / Body Fat 32.6%
Goal weight - 125
Goal date, based on average since starting - March 5, 2010
(Since starting, I have lost an average of 1/2 pound per week.)
Goal date, based on average in the last 4 weeks - February 15, 2010
(In the last 4 weeks, I have lost an average of 0.55 pounds per week.)
Here is an average of my daily food intake for this past week:
126.9g Fat (66.5%)
17.6g net carbs, of which 12.3g came from veggies
I weigh on a body composition scale, so I can tell how much fat, muscle and water I have gained or lost.
Scale weight lost this week - 3.8 pounds
Fat lost this week - 3.3 pounds
Muscle gained this week - 0 pounds
Water lost this week - 0.5 pounds
Total scale weight lost since starting - 11.2 pounds
Since starting, I have lost 7.5% of my total body weight. I need to lose another 9.2%. I have lost 44.8% of the 25 pounds I need to lose.
According to my doctor, I needed to lose 32.5 pounds of fat, and gain 8.4 pounds of muscle. So far, I have lost 13.3 pounds of fat, and gained 6.4 pounds of muscle!
I've also been keeping track of my measurements on fitday. I measure every Sunday.
Neck 13.75 - 13.00 = 3/4 inch down
Bicep 11.75 - 11.5 = 1/4 inch down
Forearm 9.00 - 9.00 = same
Bust 38.25 - 37.00 = 1-1/4 inch down
Midriff 32.25 - 29.75 = 2-3/4 inches down
Waist 31.50 - 29.00 = 2-1/2 inches down
Navel 38.25 - 32.75 = 5-1/2 inches down (the heart health zone, so this is great!)
Hips 42.00 - 38.25 = 3-3/4 inches down
Thigh 24.50 - 22.00 = 2-1/2 inches down
Calf 14.50 - 14.00 = 1/2 inch down
Total lost this week - 1/2 inch
Total lost since starting - 22-3/4 inches
In the past few weeks, I have started increasing my calories again, and this time I have continued to lose! I'm not sure whether to attribute it to weightlifting or a healing metabolism, or both, but whichever it is, I'll take it!
I am taking my supplements, including Acetyl L-carnitine, and drinking 72 oz. of water each day.
I am lifting weights 3 times per week.
I am doing the Pacebook recommendations for modified cardio on the treadmill, and I do the weight lifting machines at the gym.
I also do a 1-hour Hatha Yoga class twice per week.
I am using natural bioidentical progesterone and testosterone replacement therapy.