Food For Thought

I recently lost some weight after having eaten bad food. No, I didn’t vomit it out – let me tell you what happened. My stomach is kind of sensitive. So when something goes wrong like eating bad food that’s either old (restaurant squeezing every last dollar out of their supply) or dirty (idiots at a restaurant handling the food before I eat it), I tend to have issues for awhile. This time it was about ten or eleven days that my stomach was being finicky afterwards.

So I wasn’t eating much. And I lost a noticeable amount of weight. I wasn’t going to the gym. I was hardly burning any calories because I sit down all day – and pretty much all night as well. I was practically immobile but still lost a good bit of weight. Six or seven pounds… This made me think back to an article I read which stated that exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight. Reason being: the more you exercise, the more you need to eat. And this is true.

Now while this isn’t really such a terrible thing on the surface, there are two things that concern me greatly…

09.21.09 Weightloss Update

Obviously I’d set very long-term goals back in January. 2009 was/is an entire year dedicated to losing fat. I’ve gone from 243.4 pounds (not my heaviest, actually) at 26.8% body fat and 39.0% lean mass to 174.6 pounds at 15.7% body fat and 28.0% lean mass in nine months. I’ve lost 11.1% body fat and 11.0% lean mass. That’s about half the fat I had on my body – as well as half the muscle I had. I’ll get the muscle back next year.