I usually don't weigh myself because no news is good news sometimes. But since I got to the pool early this morning and had the option of sitting in the hot tub watching the 6AM people finish their swim or stepping on the scale to kill about 45 seconds, I went with the latter.
Before I get to the heart of the matter, I'd like to point out that I just took about two months off swimming. One month without swimming and then a month of going on days when the masters weren't swimming to try to get myself back in shape. So I should have gained weight.
But I didn't. Not only didn't I gain weight, I'm down two pounds from what I thought was the lowest I could go. And this was before my brutal workout at the hands of the evil Other Coach Bill. Who knows how much I took off during the hour swimming because I was scared to get back on that scale.
Of course, the only option is to eat more. I just have to figure out how to do that. Going to McDonalds isn't too good of an idea because I really like the idea that my cholesterol is low. I think protein rich food will help: almonds, chicken, etc. Maybe an extra almond butter and jelly sandwich in the afternoon would be good too.
I read on the boards that swimming isn't good for weight loss but it sure as heck seems to be doing the trick on one of the few people in the world that doesn't want it. I guess it's better than the alternative but still. And I thought the biggest problem from swimming was going to be smelling like chlorine.