Well, I dropped 1.4lbs today. Over yesterday, that is, which indicates one of two things to me.
- My scale sucks and probably shouldn’t be trusted;
- My body is really weird.
I’ve kept to my numbers, but seemed to be consistently gaining weight for some reason. Two straight days I went up, then suddenly plummeted. I don’t know why, but okay, I’ll take it. The bounces up were within the same one-pound range, so I wasn’t too distressed, just curious why the uptrend occurred. The downward drop, however, is really unexpected and dramatic.
I actually ate a bit more protein yesterday, though I did spend a few moments on the Internet to assuage my fears of protein deficiency. I discovered I only have one symptom, perhaps two. Most likely the weakness and strange sensation I feel in my forearms is unrelated to the cramps in my lower legs and feet. The latter is probably dehydration. I drink a lot of water but it’s always tainted with Crystal Light tea or something. And I have a couple of cups of coffee every day too, so that’s a diuretic counter-measure against the water. And because I don’t have water just sitting around at work in the quantities I did before (due to loss of my office space for a cubicle), I don’t drink it as freely as I did before.
The arm weirdness? Probably repetitive stress syndrome due to poor ergonomics at the computer, both home and at work.
Ah well. I can alleviate the arm thing a bit with repositioning my elbows when I’m not actually typing. At home, my wife wants to find a keyboard shelf we can anchor to my desk. I just want a new desk. One with storage, preferably. I’ve learned my lesson in that regard.
With those things alleviated, I can go forth knowing I’m okay with the amount of protein I’m getting until I see other symptoms to the contrary. And now, I’m under 244 — 243.2lbs. Yippy-kiyay. Only 100lbs to go now.