Friday, July 16, 2010

Two steps forward, One step back

Boo! I weighed myself today and gained 2 lbs back from the 4 lbs I lost last week. I don't get it. I'm doing the same thing as last week! This time I've increased the working out to 4 times, and still stay within my calorie range. Okay wait.. the only thing I can think of is that I haven't been drinking as much water as I did last week. Also, even though I am staying within the appropriate calorie range, more of the calories this week are carbs, than last week. ... ok so maybe this week isn't exactly the same. But still!

It stinks that my body seems to react so viciously to carbs. God forbid I have mashed potatoes with my chicken instead of string beans and salad.. forget it, my body goes bonkers. This week I figured that I would keep under 1700 calories, but see if I could incorporate more of the food that I actually like. Sadly, the experiment didn't quite work. I really don't know how this will be a long term lifestyle then. Because I can't swear off completely from having an occasional potato, slice of bread, or even pasta. Will all of my hard work always get sabotaged unless I forever eat leaves and twigs??

I choose to believe that because I'm increasing my exercise, I'm gaining muscle. Whether I'm delusional or not, that has yet to be determined. For the rest of the week I'm going to go back to drinking 6 glasses of water a day, and hopefully by my Monday morning weigh in, the scale will be kinder. *fingers crossed*


  1. The last time I counted calories, I noticed that if I increased my exercise, I had to be sure that I wasn't in a deficit. Because you know, everytime you exercise, its like you eliminate calories. so say you are doing 1700 cals. you do exercise that = 600 calories. that means your total count for the day is really 1100. Unless you eat a bit more to make up the deficit. I found that if i didnt make up and keep at least a baseline of 1200 calories, my body went into starvation mode and kept the pounds on or added more. Just a thought!

  2. BabyMakinChronicles, makes a great point, and one I need to keep in mind!

    Also, you can make this lifestyle change, it's so ok if you some potatoes here and there and have a slice of bread. Our bodies do bounce around 2 and 3 pounds each day depending on when we weigh, how much fluid we're holding, and all that other jazz.

    Keep an eye on your inches, your H20, carbs, workouts, and wait the list is getting're doing a great job and over time you'll learn exactly what you need to do to keep the scale moving in the right direction. :)