Yeah, this month was bad, there is no other way to put it.
But it could have been worse.
I started the month at 158.7 pounds, a mere 8.7 pounds away from my goal of 150. It was within reach! However, my weight inched back up over 160 and in the final week it persistently stayed just over 160 and I ended the month at 161.3 pounds.
I now need to lose 11.3 pounds to hit my goal. If I intend to do it before the end of 2022 I would need to lose an average of 0.376 pounds per day. When I put it that way, it sounds pretty easy. It also translates to 2.82 pounds per week, which makes it sound a lot harder.
So 0.376 pounds per day it is!
The good news is that I have been running regularly, and it’s quite possible that some of the weight gain may be actual muscle mass. Maybe I’ll get a fancy™ scale that can measure that sort of thing, so I have yet another stat to track1UPDATE: The Garmin scale coincidentally went on scale, so I have ordered it. I like stats. And lists.
Actually, looking over the Fitbit stats, there is also some good news on body fat. It was down slightly from October, from 17.5% to 17.1% and my total body fat over the year declined as a result.
Here’s to a Christmas miracle and actual weight loss resuming in the month of December. Ho ho ho!
Weight: January 1, 2022: 182.8 pounds Current: 161.3 pounds Year to date: Down 21.5 pounds November 1: 158.7 pounds November 30: 161.3 pounds (up 2.6 pounds) Body fat: January 1: 23% (42.1 pounds of fat) November 30: 17.1% (27.6 pounds of fat--down 14.5 pounds)