Thursday, March 08, 2012
For the past 7 days I have been conducting a little experiment.
Weigh myself at the same time every morning for 7 days. Record the results, as well as the exercise done the day before, in my diary. Note changes and trends. I always weighed before my shower, after my bathroom time and in my birthday suit.
I will weigh more after strength training, less after cardio and even less after a rest day.
Sat - 81.7kg (Previous days exercise: Rest)
Sun - 82.2kg (Previous days exercise: Weights)
Mon - 82.0kg (Previous days exercise: Rest)
Tue - 81.6kg (Previous days exercise: Boxing)
Wed - 82.1kg (Previous days exercise: Weights)
Thu - 82.5kg (Previous days exercise: Boxing. Bad nights sleep)
Fri - 82.6kg (Previous days exercise: Rest)
I was correct in assuming I would weigh more after weights. I see this as a good thing and a sign that I worked hard. But the rest of it? All over the show!
A scale is one tool to track weight loss. We all know this. We all know we fluctuate. So why do we beat ourselves up over a Ďgainí when we have been doing everything right? According to my weigh ins, I Ďgainedí 900g (2lb) in two days. That would require an increased calorie intake of 7000 calories over 2 days! That is 7 big Mac combos, in addition to my 1500 calories a day. Yeah, I didnít gain 900g. It is not possible! The only reasonable explanation is that I am having fluctuations, probably to do with water weight, exercise and the fact that I am still not very well!
I didnít include a previous days calorie intake, since I donít count them. There was no binging and I should have been in range or close to it all week.