Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How Much, Exactly, Does Water Weigh?

I think I've been working out too much lately, and it's getting in the way of my reality TV time. And by "too much," I mean "65 minutes a day." Which is not only "too much" but nearly suicidal.

I started to count back, thinking about the last time I worked out regularly, I mean really regularly. But when I got to my college years, I got all depressed about how out of shape I've been and stopped counting to go eat a Twinkie.

When I announce to the DNB that I think I've lost 5 pounds in the last week and a half, he is suitably impressed.

"Yeah, it's probably water weight," he points out from the kitchen, where he is heating his second dinner of the night. He would make the worst motivational speaker EVER. And also a horrid diet partner. Because he's a bad person.

"Awesome, thanks." Both of my gastrocnemius have been totally sore for days, which HAS to count for more than just water weight. "But shouldn't I only fluctuate 2-3 pounds during the course of a day?"

"True," the DNB replies, thinking. "I guess maybe you could have lost a pound or two," he finally concedes.

"It's nice that you're so supportive." I frown at him.

He shrugs and shoves a handful of Starbursts into his mouth.

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