Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Features added to blog

I have added on the side bar under "More about me" two new links. My training log which you can get more details about my daily workouts, and I've added flickr photos which I will be adding more pictures to including my recent Grand Canyon trip.

I am trying to figure out why every morning I weigh 2 pounds less than the night before. I have heard that it is possible to have your metabolism burning fuel 24/7 and maybe that's what's happening to me by eating the right foods and exercising everyday.

For the past few weeks I have been checking my evening and morning weight and sure enough when I wake in the morning I find I'm 2 pounds less than the night before. I don't think it is just dehydration because I normally have a cup of decaffeinated green or white tea with my wife before we hit the hay.

Last night after we had our cup-a I asked my wife to weigh herself and then first thing in the morning. I was a heavy 146 (it's the off season) but in the morning I was 144. My wife had no weight change.

Whether my Basal Metabolic Rate is high, or I have good Thermic Effect of Food, or lots of planned or unplanned physical activity, something is working in me to burn about 7,000 calories during the night. It takes 3,500 calories to burn off 1 pound. Wow, how this is happening blows me away.

If anyone else experiences this phenomenon let me know.


E-Speed said...

I always weigh 2-3 more pounds at night. I think it is normal.

I always go by my morning weight for keeping track.

Paul said...

Hey Papa Louie, I was wondering where you went! Thanks for updating me.

I have one of those body fat scales and I usually weigh less in the morning too. But it moves my fat % up a point or two, meaning I'm slightly dehydrated... study of n=1 :)

take care

Brian said...

I should probably be more scientific about weight gain and loss as it relates to my training but I'm too lazy. It's intersting that one can lose 2 lbs overnight!

TriSaraTops said...

I always weigh myself in the morning, too...nowadays I have to take dropping every little pound I can get! :)

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