Chomp, Chomp, Chomp! That’s how I had planned on starting this blog entry for my 39th weigh in of the year because I was eating everything in site and running as little as possible. I had expected a much higher weight as opposed to a new all time low but, I have one theory as to why my weight dropped again instead of going up.
My thinking is that I removed a lot of physical stress. Ever since the Navy/AirForce half marathon a couple weeks ago I’ve mainly been running the single miles needed to maintain my run streak and by eating whatever I wanted there was also no need for my body to fear any impending famine so there was zero starvation mode stress as well. I can only guess corticosteroid levels would be minimized with this type of behavior. It is kind of bizarre though and a little counterintuitive but, I’ll happily accept it 🙂
Today was also the official ending for the last of three 10% diet bets I had placed at the beginning of this year. I had bets which started in Jan, Feb and April and each lasted for 6 months. I have two more 10% bets I recently placed which both end in February of 2016 with an ending weight of 222.
I am curious and wondering if I could pull off a 4 week, 4% diet bet starting at this verified weight of 232.6. That would require me to get down to 223.3 in four weeks. A 6 month 10% diet bet would require me to get down to about 209 pounds.
209…that kind of plays games with my head a bit – something I’m not used to seeing. My HealthyWage bet which comes due July 5th of 2016 is for 212 pounds.
…..OK – I’m committed! I just signed up for three different 4 week, 4% weight loss diet bets that all started today and will end on Wednesday, 4/28. The final weigh-in will be Thursday, 4/29 to midnight on Friday 4/30. Thursdays are my weekly weigh-in day for this blog so I’ll shoot for a Thursday morning weigh-in and it must be 223.3 or less.
I have never lost a diet bet or monthly weigh-in and this will be the biggest challenge yet. All I know about weight in the low 220s is when I was ranked in PowerLifting USA magazine I had a 515 bench at a 222 lb body weight and that was back around 2001 so, I’ll be pushing the clock back well over a decade if I can pull this off.
Stay tuned! 🙂