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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?

jonovision_man said...

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