- LAST FRIDAY: walked 5 miles, consumed 1700 calories
- SATURDAY: rest day, consumed 2000 calories (July 4th)
- SUNDAY: walked 3 miles, did weights, consumed 1500 calories
- MONDAY: spin class, consumed 1700 calories
- TUESDAY: C25k, weights, consumed 1700 calories
- WEDNESDAY: spin & abs class, consumed 1600 calories
- THURSDAY: C25k, weights, 5 mile walk, consumed 1600 calories
- Additionally, I ate at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily. Oftentimes more.
- TOM: nope… that was 2 WIs ago
- Not enough water: nope. 6-10 glasses daily
- Too much salt: nope. I’ve been eating mostly unprocessed, fresh foods, tons of veggies so I know exactly what I’m getting for sodium
- Gaining muscle: I think this is the biggest cop out excuse of dieters. My legs have shrunk a couple inches this month (thank you God–my thighs seem to be resistant to shrinkage), but that’s been over the past 4-6 weeks.
- Too much water: perhaps, but I doubt it. I drank 2 glasses while walking at the gym this morning. I was also sweating.
- Heavier clothes than normal: Sadly, I’ve weighed several of the outfits I would normally wear to WI, including my workout clothes from this morning. There’s only a half a pound difference between the heaviest and lightest outfit. Even if that WAS it, it would mean I still maintained or gained a little and I don’t understand how that’s possible compared to my performance OFF the scale this week. And I had a lighter breakfast than normal, so that can’t be it either.
- Did you poop this morning? Um… not that it’s any of your business, but yes.
Basically, that leaves me annoyed and irritated and wanting to use some of my calories on a DQ Blizzard tonight. Don’t worry–it’s not a splurge if I budgeted. I have only a couple explanations for this gain: my body is being strange (weight loss may be a science, but it’s not a logical one!) and my carbs this week were regular carbs (particularly pasta), not my usual whole grains/whole wheat carbs.
So… moving on… next week will bring:
- Continued diet of fruits, veggies and lean meat
- Back to whole grain carbs! And maybe omitting carbs at dinner.
- Maintaining this workout plan… I rather like it.
- Start calculating my calories burned and comparing them to caloric intake and BMR just to make sure I’m not burning too much or eating too little (doubt it, but that’s what others often harp on me for).
I have been on the cusp of breaking into the next weight decade for 3 weeks now. Why is this so hard? 😦