So I get on the scale this morning, for my usual weekly weigh in. No anxiety, the scale has been pretty consistently moving downward except for a few times when it stayed exactly the same. This morning though, it was up 3.4 pounds.
I gained 3.4 pounds in one week!!
I’m not exactly sure how it happened. I mean, I know I did go a bit nuts finally being able to eat solids after Wednesday but really….3.4 pounds is 11,900 MORE calories than my body burns in a week (which is roughly 10,150 calories) . That means I would have eaten 22,050 calories in 7 days (average 3150 per day). There is no way I ate THAT much extra. And yes, I only got to run once last week, but come on….I ran less than that and ate more over Christmas/vacation and at least maintained.
I do know some of it is water weight as my body water reading was 5% higher than normal, but still….
I am SO disappointed in myself.
My goal during this time of being unfilled was to at least maintain and what do I do?! I gain 3.4 pounds in 4.5 days of being unfilled…this is going to be a long 4 weeks.
Needless to say, I was in a pretty crappy mood today and needed my stress relieving session (running). So, I ran…my initial plan was to run for 30 minutes. I hit the 30 minutes, felt good so I was going to do 45 minutes. Hit 45 and was determined to keep going..hit 5 miles and then 60 minutes. I wanted to keep going but finally had to surrender the treadmill. I ran my furthest distance, longest time and fastest run all in one.
I started thinking about it later though, I was mentally trying to punish myself with the run for gaining weight.
Am I ever going to get over this fat girl mentality?!