And no, I don’t mean the good kind of “bulge”. I’m referring, of course, to my weight. And the ongoing struggle to improve my diet and lean out.
So last year I started Noom. I think it was about a full year ago- maybe end of March? Overall, Noom did good things for me and I lost like 40 lbs. And the good news is that I have managed to keep most of it off. Yaaaaay! But in the past month or two the needle has crept upward again.
The lightest I ever got was 198 lbs. on a good day. Mostly I hovered at 200/201 for a long time. Now I’m at 205 or so. My goal, unfortunately, is still set for 185. Why 185? Dunno. That may not even be where my body wants to settle. But in my mind, that’s a good weight for my frame. I used to be 175-185 back in grad school and in my later 20’s— so it’s doable.
Or should be doable. But my 20’s were 30 years ago now.
As summer starts and my activity level increases— aka bike rides and hikes and walks outside etc— I should be able to ratchet the weight down a tad. Probably not 20 lbs though.
The thing is, I think some of the eight gain is because I’ve put on muscle mass. And I’m not mad about it. I’m lifting heavier, doing more pushups, and swimming. And all this seems to be making my shirts fit more snugly.
I can feel my Lats because my arms brush them when I walk. And the shoulders and sleeves in my shirts don’t hang loose anymore.
So I might need to rejigger my thinking in what weight I should be. I can always be leaner, but I don’t think I need to be that much lighter. Perhaps 195….