Ouch #1 - I worked out hard on Wednesday. I felt it - a lot - yesterday. I probably need another day of recover too, but I'm going to go for a couple mile jog today, and then take off the weekend. I suspect today will be brutal, but having a multi-day rest ahead of me will feel good.
Ouch #2 - Despite the above - and eating well this week (with some calorie counting, but not enough dedication on that yet) - my weight has slowly climbed up a few pounds. On Monday or Tuesday I hit 201. Getting close. Then, last night I was back up to 205. A 4 pound fluctuation isn't so unusual, I suppose, but it can be a bit devastating if you're putting too much stock in those numbers. And apparently I've been doing so. Time to back off a little. 2 days of rest might help with this problem too.