|This is what Bounce Back |
Anyway, I've been doing my measurements in order to order racing kit online and every time I do them, they are smaller than the last time even though my scale weight isn't changing much. So I went back to find the last time I did my measurements and it was at the beginning of the year. (This is when Dr. Awesome told me to go down to 800 calories a day and lose 10 pounds in 6 weeks and I laughed in his face.)
I told you my plan. I would concentrate on limiting the damage while I was healing and any time my head was in "weight loss mode," I would push it. Doing that I did put on three more pounds, but I fought further weight gain every step of the way and was able to limit the damages to three pounds in four months. Then, I got put on Topamax and all the urges to mindlessly eat disappeared and my head got way better.
So I went with it and I lost everything I had gained and even more. On the scale, I'm lower than I was when I went on that fatal bike ride twenty-one months ago.
What's the verdict in terms of measurements? Here they are:
|Jan 2013||Today||At Goal||At 1 Year|
So I'm pretty much back down to where I was when I was at goal. I could be smaller in the stomach and hips, but the thigh, calf and arms, I'd actually rather stay the same or be bigger due to having more muscles.
I also realized that I'd stopped measuring myself once I got to my One Year point because I can't find any measurements from that point until January of this year, a full year after my accident when I was at my biggest since I hit goal, and I'm kind of sorry now. I'd like to know what my measurements were back when I did Ironman Canada, for example and how that compared to Ironman Arizona.
I think I'll try to be better about this in the future especially as I get back into training and start trying to muscle up and lean out.