Well it's happened. I hoped it wouldn't but it did! I stepped on the scale this morning and am up to 179.4 lbs. Yesterday morning I weighed 177.6lbs. So I gained 1.8lbs since yesterday. Why???? Why??? Why?? Why? Well, I worked out the last 2 days. Yesterday I was on the treadmill doing the "glute buster" routine and I did the entire 30 minutes. That's quite a bit for me time wise. I usually get bored with the treadmill after that long but lemme tell ya I was feeling it in my hip bones. Afterwards I hit the weights and worked on the upper body for about 20 minutes. I knew this would happen. I knew when I started exercise back up that I would gain. Dammit, why does it do that? I mean I know why but why? I HATE THAT! It's like you gotta move backwards to move forwards.
My question is, when does your body catch up? I mean surely I am not just going to keep gaining while I work out. Right? I mean when will building muscle actually start working "FOR ME" and not against the scale? No I am totally bummed and terrified I am going to get muscled back into the 180's. That would SUCK for me! Surprisingly and thankfully I am not bummed enough to stop (what usually happens) and I am still determined. I forgot that I decided to start posting my food intake every day. So I will just start from yesterday. hehe
Breakfast: 3 slices of oven roasted turkey breast (thin), 1 pepperjack cheesestick by Sargento's, and 1/2 of a nectarine. (This actually filled me up quick, I was surprised!)
Lunch: white tuna with green apple mixed in and 1 tbsp of mayo and about 8 asparagus spears
Pre-workout snack: about 10 habanero bbq almonds (delish!) and a handful of Planters digestive mix (it has some dried cherries, cranberries, pistachios, almonds, and little oat clusters)
Dinner: about 2 oz of grilled chicken breast dusted with Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, green beans, and cornbread stuffing. (about 1 1/2 cups of food total)
Snack: about 4 zesty bread and butter pickles (I absolutely LOVE pickles and these are to die for!)
Dessert: 1 tiny square of Lindt chocolate (about 40 calories)
Total calories eaten: 1,053
Burned calories: 359
100oz of water!
So there's that! haha. I have been trying to mix it up with different meats and sides because I get bored with routine. I realize that can be dangerous for some people (including me) because variety can open doors to eating trigger foods. But I honestly feel I have things super under control right now and I am determined to stay with this for the long haul!