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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Santa Brought Me a Spare Tire

Pre-Christmas weight: Around 176 pounds
Post-Christmas weight: 184! Yikes! 8 extra pounds??

Today's weight: 179 pounds... whew!

What's going on here?

Some quick math: 1 pound of fat is 3500 calories. 8 pounds of fat weight gain would be 8 x 3500 calories, or 28,000 excess calories.

That's not possible.

I ate a lot, don't get me wrong, but there's no way I consumed 28,000 excess calories in two weeks!

I quickly went back to a 2000 calorie/day diet, and by today (about a week later) I'm down to 179 again.

Moral of the story: The scale is a useful tool to measure weight loss, but it's not perfect and has to be offset by some common sense!


Boris T said...

Hows the training going Jono? Ready for the Around the Bay?

Jon P said...

Not ready yet, but well on my way. :) Rebuilding the mileage up a little at a time, 14k this week.