i started the week at 215 and ended the today (friday) i weighed 211.6
Is this crazy or what? it can't be healthy.
4 lbs in 5 days? Not crazy at all. Most likely it's mostly water weight.
What is your body fat or BMI (body mass index)? If you have a lot to lose, then you'll lose a lot - tri training tends to be difficult ;-)
I wouldn't sweat it - just make sure that you are replacing your calories and fluids with productive materials - if you burn 1000 calories, replace them with lean meats and complex carbs rather than junk. if you lose a pound of water, replace it with a pint of water or gatorade or accellerade.
mybodycomp.com says that i have a BMI of 28.65 and body fat of 18.51%
I don't know how accurate this info is. Today i broke down and had some fried chicken, but am eating good other than that
Assuming that your profile is correct and that you are a 20-24 year old beginner with a body fat of 18%, don't be shocked to see the fat and weight leaving your body quickly in the beginning. Man, I remember being 20 - kick butt for two weeks and look like a new man. Do it now - because it never gets easier than it is for you today!
Again, this is assuming that you're training a lot and that most of your training is aerobic. Aerobic exercise will take a bite!
Four pounds in a week is not that unusual. Especially if some of it is water weight, and if you're training there is a good chance that it is. I've lost about 20 in the last few months and tend now to lose nothing for a week or two, then get on the scale at the end of week three be down three or four pounds. I usualll tend to lose a bit more during recovery weeks as the body rebuilds and doesn't get quite as many calories.
Take a crap, and that's two punds right there! :eek:
Seriously, I had a friend miss weight for his enterance exam when he enlisted. He went home, dropped a load, and met the weight. The up side to that is he ran with my XC teamt hat summer and got in MUCH better shape.
Triguy's right. As a former wrestier constantly trying to "make weight," I can tell guarantee that your weight with "a full stomach" can be several pounds heavier than normal.
By the way, if today's chart is typical, you might want to re-examine your eating habits. Almost equal amounts of fat and carbohydrates? Skip the drumsticks and/or the nuts and replace them with carbs.
Today was a retirement party for a coworker of 10 years, that is where the drumsticks come in.and yesterday a different coworker turned 40 that is where the deviled eggs come. if you notice it is just one thing a day. i try not to deprive meself of the everything, instead just limt how many things i allow my self.
I am only 24 so i can get away with this a little better than others.
Past week I've been eating nothing but boneless chicken breasts, some veggies and eggs. I lost 10 pounds in one week.
more importantly how do you feel? listen to the body, are you tired? sleepless, restless, irritable? can't focus? then you're overtraining and you're not eating enough. tune those body-ears and really focus in on what your muscles, bones, ligaments, even cells are telling you. it's great zen practice too ;)
as for weight loss/gain, i tend to fluctuate +/- 5 lbs around 166, and I'm a shorty - 5'8" I have a little more muscle than your average runner, but that's mostly due to kayaking, and swimming ( i keep forgetting that not everyone is into adventure racing :) ) so I don't feel too bad about the extra weight - it's useful weight in my estimation.
but if you're losing weight fast, virturace is right on and you need to check your water intake.
for those entering the endurance world, it's easy to maintain the parts of our lives that seem unrelated to those long distances we put in. can't do that. water intake is one of those areas that we kinda forget. we go to bed semi-thirsty, but wake up with a scratchy throat because we didn't drink enough the day before. water is key, and as you increase your workload on the body, water (and the relevant salts/electrolytes) become a very important part of maintaining your newfound strengths and abilities.
this is a cool sport, and it has huge potential to change lives (not just the racers). keep training, don't worry about the weight, but pay attention. it's good you're watching your personal 'metrics'. just keep it in perspective of how your body is feeling.
good luck, and happy training!
There are all sorts of ways to lose a lot of weight quickly. To make weight for wrestling, I once lost 20 pounds in 7 days; and routinely lost 10 or 12 in a few days. Funny thing --- I did it over, and over and over again.
Stick with conventional wisdom, and eat a hi-carb diet with moderate protein and fat. Do it right and you'll feel good, have the energy you need to train, and not only lose weight, but lose the right kind of weight - fat.
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