Feel like losing weight? What a surprise, me too! Like every other knucklehead, I went to workout on New Year’s day to lose some weight I gained during the holidays. I got a sweaty two hour tennis match in and then hit again with my buddy for another 1.5 hours the very next day. I’m not delusional to think that after two days I would lose any amount of weight, but I stubbornly got on the scale before and after anyway.
Hoping to see a loss of a at least a pound due to less water weight, the damn scale betrayed me. In two days, I had gained 5 pounds from 164 lbs to 169 lbs! How the hell does someone gain 3% more body weight in just 48 hours. I didn’t gorge myself during this period, so I’m at a loss for words. I could blame the flashing “battery” signal on the scale, but that’s just an excuse. I suck.
At slightly over 5 feet 10 inches tall, 169 lbs is a lot to carry on the tennis court. Allen Iverson of the 76ers was my height (listed as 6 feet), but could easily dunk and weighed only 155 pounds for example. Ever since that trip to India 11 years ago, my weight hasn’t fluctuated more than 4-7 pounds (162-169lbs). But, now I’m dangerously close to breaking this 11 year record with all the crap I’ve been eating. I feel guilty because in high school, I was a trim 150-155 lbs. I also feel guilty because I’m disrespecting the poverty I witnessed in India and all around me.
I don’t accept mediocrity in my work, so why the hell do I accept being overweight and mediocre in my health? Makes no sense at all.