I got on the scale this morning to see how my diet was progressing, and the results were less than thrilling. Having expected to see an number close to 165, I saw instead 169.5. I could rationalize it, raising the issue that I had drunk about a pint of liquid (about a pound) and was dressed (another 1/2 to a pound), but in the end, it does not really matter. I have to ratchet up my efforts (not the easiest thing in a house chock full of Halloween treats).
I have been to the gym every day this week, so I am burning some calories, but my weight lifting and running may have caused some fluid retention as my body tries to repair some tissue damage. All this said, I must buckle down and get the weight off. My goal (if I haven't said it before) is 160 by year end.