Talk about a setback.
In the last half of last week, I really did run off the rails - I was very tired of being sick and feeling like hell all the time, wasn't sleeping because I was coughing all the time, and I consoled myself with food.
But I didn't go insane and eat junk constantly for 4 days, which I think I likely would have had to do to gain 10 real pounds in a week.
So I'm taking this pragmatically, and attributing it to a combination of weight-loss illusions over the last two weeks while I was sick with the flu, and water weight which is now a factor, and just re-focusing. I'm mentally back where I need to be, and physically it'll follow.
I did get back on the treadmill yesterday and made it through my second session in two weeks - but was able to sleep through the night last night without any coughing fits, so am pretty sure I'll be able to resume my normal schedule now. Coach Mo says I should repeat my last week of my conditioning plan because my body will be a bit shocked to get back into the routine, so that's what I'm doing.
Weight loss: 3 weeks' ground lost.
Running program: 2 weeks lost.
I hope that's my last flu for a while.
GAIN this week: 9.9
Lost so far: 51.5
Still remaining: 48.5
Activity points earned this week: 5
Weeks to go: 28