Weigh-In Day: End of Week Two

So, there were some unexpected developments this weigh-in day:

Last Week’s Weight: 130.3

This Week’s Weight: 128.2 (OMG)

Loss/Gain: 2.1 Pounds

Average Daily Caloric Intake: 1700


Weights Week
10/02: 45 minute weight lifting session
10/03: 5.73 mile run
10/04: 6 mile walk
10/05: 1 hour weight lifting session
10/06: Yoga
10/07: 5.5 mile run/walk
10/08: 6.5 mile run

Yeah … I’m at my goal weight.

Honestly, when I first started this “final diet,” I was thinking I’d be lucky to be barely into my 120s at the end of the three week stretch. But, here I am, comfortably at my goal weight. It’s a weird feeling, because on the one hand you’re all, “Whoo! I’m done!”, but on the other you know that you now have to learn to maintain your weight.

I haven’t eaten a normal diet since high school. And, as a result, I’m not going to jump into intuitive eating as I’d originally planned to do upon reaching my goal weight/completing this diet, particularly since I haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet with my school’s nutritionist on the subject yet. Truth be told, I have no idea how much I should be eating to maintain my weight. So, for the next few weeks, I’m going to continue to count calories while gradually increasing my daily caloric intake in order to find my maintenance intake. Then, once I have an idea of how much I can eat, I’ll begin making the transition to intuitive eating. This week, I’m shooting for 1600 calories a day rather than 1500. I am filled with suspense as to what is going to happen.

Anyway, I weighed myself every day while I was losing weight, but I think while I’m trying to find my maintenance intake I’m only going to weigh myself once a week; while I was dieting, I knew a small fluctuation was just a reflection of changes in water weight and such, but I feel like if I were to get on the scale on a daily basis right now I’d just flip my shit were the scale to go up, as I’d attribute it to actual weight gain from eating more.

I did a nice session of yoga this morning, and I think tomorrow I’ll go for a run. For the past few weeks, I’ve been running at my school’s indoor track/on the treadmill, but I’d like to get back into road running, particularly since the fall is such a great time for it. I really like the Nike + gear, as the idea of not having to plan a running route and just being able to run where I like until I’ve completed the necessary miles is really appealing to me, but it looks like they only make the program for the iPod nano. This displeases me, as I have an obese iPod. Hmph.