Having overcome morbid obesity, I focus on the scale; the scale; did I mention THE SCALE. My exercise since my last marathon has done only one thing: INCREASE. My average daily runs are between 9 and 11 miles plus assorted other exercises.
Having skipped the scale for a few months (apparently there is a lack of 9 volt batteries in my house), I was annoyed – actually alarmed – to see my weight was up – like over 152 lbs. NOT HAPPY!
Now on the other hand, my WAIST was DOWN. I’ m comfortably in size 34 pants now; when not too long ago I was just comfortable in 35s. I’m also wearing size medium t shirts that I was previously wearing the size large version of.
Now, 34s make me pretty happy given that in the summer of 2013 I was in 48s. So, I asked someone at the gym “what gives” – my weight is up but my waist is down. After seeing me exercise a trainer at the gym told me I’m probably building muscle and my body is shifting around.
I sure hope that’s it. Fairly frustrating to exercise more than ever and see the scale go up while the waist goes down.