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Scout’s honor, down 6.2 pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Down 6.2 pounds! Guess it must have been the two chocolate (nay, double chocolate) cupcakes I had yesterday 😐

Of course, my first reaction was — the scale is broken! But I’d been losing steadily throughout the week, so I don’t think the scale is broken.

Then, my second reaction was — I have some horrible illness! (Don’t they always ask about unexplained weight loss?)

Then, my third reaction was — my hard-earned muscle is melting to fat! (I know, that’s not physiologically correct, but…) Having been so sick, I’m sure I have lost some muscle, but I haven’t been a couch potato either, so this doesn’t explain it all.

I haven’t consciously restricted food or exercised a lot, but I think it comes down to just haven’t had much appetite and I haven’t turned to food in sickness and work stress. I also did have like 3 nights of good sleep, which is hard to come by ’round here.

Maybe my cortisol levels have dropped way down just because I’m doing this intuitive eating thing and I know I don’t have to diet any more 😉

I don’t advocate the sick-and-stress diet, but I do advocate the handle-stress-in-better-ways way of life.

(Angie, it’s a good thing I don’t have your phone number because I would have just called you and woken your butt up this morning at an ungodly hour to shout my loss in your ear ;-))

Sat, November 22 2008 » Progress

6 Responses

  1. Ron November 22 2008 @ 9:15 am

    Just came accross your site, You are doing great. Keep it up and Congrats on what you have done so far

  2. Espressomama November 22 2008 @ 9:19 am

    Awesome! Keep up the good work.

  3. Annette November 22 2008 @ 9:48 am

    that is soooo exciting!!!! It doesn’t get better than that 😉

  4. Sarah November 24 2008 @ 10:01 am


    (now promise not to freak out when like 1 pound comes back next week when you’re not sick any more)

  5. Alexia November 24 2008 @ 11:46 am

    Don’t worry, Sarah — I think it’s back, but I’m still down overall. I promise not to freak out, cross my heart. In fact, in my crazy way, I’ll probably feel better knowing I don’t have some sudden terminal illness or something 😉

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