I was extremely disappointed when I stepped on the scale this morning. Last week, I was close to moving into “unknown” territory. and thought I’d move further down the path toward my goal, meaning I thought my weight had finally move beyond my weight on August 23, 2018.
You see, I began my journey on August 9, 2018, 2 weeks after my 49th birthday. I dropped 4 pounds during the first 2 weeks of my journey, when I weighed on August 23, my lowest weight of the year. For the next 5 months, my weight fluctuated, until I finally gained 16.2 pounds as of December 31.
Last week I had officially lost 16 pounds since December 31 and I was within 0.2 pounds of meeting the August 23 weight. This week, I was excited to step on the scale because I thought I was finally going to move into unknown territory. Boy was I wrong! I was crushed when I stepped on the scale to see a 1.4 pound WEIGHT GAIN!
Enter my trusty tape measure. Boy am I glad I take weekly measurements or I’d be going out of my mind right now. As you can see by the measurements, the reason I gained weight is because I gained 1.5 pounds of lean tissue! I also lost 0.31% body fat. That means, since December 31, I’ve gained 5.78 pounds of lean tissue and lost 8.35% body fat.
When I began my Ketogenic diet journey on December 31, I changed my goal losing weight to losing fat. My goal changed from losing 50 pounds WEIGHT to losing 19.38% body FAT. As of today, I have 11.03% more to lose to reach my goal. (24.6 more pounds according to my tracking app)
Today is a good reminder that I’m still focusing too much on what the scale says. I must remember I’m trying to get FIT. I’m NOT trying to get SKINNY. I’m trying to lose FAT NOT WEIGHT. Being skinny doesn’t equate to being healthy. I wrote a Facebook note about this earlier this week. You can find it the link below.