Something seems to have happenned with the way my body works. I started the year way heavy at 242. ( I'm 5" 11" )Too much fat, some muscle underneath. Hit the gym in Feb, didn't change my diet at all, just ate whatever I wanted. Worked out sporadically, mostly babying a back injury and a bum shoulder. Still lost about 10lbs over a couple months.
I got serious and cut way back on cals, shooting for @2000 / day. Lots of fresh veggies. Hit the gym 4-5 days/wk using FB3 and HT routines from the Cosgrove book, supplemented with 20 min on the escalator to Hell post workout.
No surprise that I am down to 207 now, in 34 waist jeans, kept my muscle, blah blah – but here is what is weird.
Thanksgiving week I went crazy, eating everything in sight. On the following Monday, I stepped on the scale, expecting to see a jump of at least a couple of lbs. No change.
2nd week of Dec I was sick and couldn’t work out. Also ate casually, but not like Xgiving, just had more desserts, bread and pasta than I had been. After a week, back in the gym - down a lb.
Last Sat I worked out, weighed in at 208. This week was “hell week” for my company, a we do a brisk Xmas business. No workouts all week, ate whatever, lots of burgers, take out. Got back in the gym this AM, - down 1/2 lb. WTF?
I have to wonder if I have changed my “setpoint”. Is 6 months a long enough time to do this? OR is a week or 2 with my face in the fridge not long enough to screw things up?