So it’s been six weeks since I set myself the goal of running a marathon.
As I outlined in this post, there are several steps I’m looking to take in order to get there. The first of which is try to shift some weight off before I start running.
Exactly six weeks ago I weighed in at 125.8kg (277lbs/19.8st).
Today I weighed in at 120.6kg (266lbs/18.9st).
That’s 5.2kg in six weeks following the CSA™ with a loss of just over 2kg this week alone.
Interestingly it hasn’t been the steady decline in weight that I’d expected, as the table below shows:
|Weight||Total Loss||Weekly Weight Loss|
Week 4 was particularly disappointing as it was in this week that I felt I’d put in my best effort with regard to training and my nutrition. So to put on weight was most disheartening.
Fortunately Mrs H was on hand to refocus me and point out that the number on the scale isn’t the be all and end all… (It helps that she’s a personal trainer too!)
But this made me think. I was definitely feeling healthier, I had more energy, I was certainly proud of my training, nutrition efforts, and heck I even looked better (according to the missus) – yet the number didn’t reflect this.
That makes me wonder how accurately students, parents and teachers recognise the gains they make if the number/grade they receive isn’t the one they were hoping for… Is there a danger individuals may discount their efforts if it’s not reflected back at them in some tangible form and – in turn – how might this impact their desire to continue to engage with stuff they are finding tricky?