Monday, May 14, 2012
Ok so on March 23 I started weighing/tracking my food and my calorie burn. I was going for a 500-750 calorie deficit a day. I weighed 148.8
Today almost two months later, I weigh 148.8 (that is my average weight over the last week, today it was actually 149.6).
Just over a month ago, I started wearing my Bodymedia calorie tracking armband. It said pretty much what I previously thought I had been burning. It reports that I have an average calorie burn of 2267 and on average eat 1651 calories a day, for an average deficit of 616 calories per day. I eat five small meals a day. I have only eaten out twice in the past two months.
I workout 5 days a week, using my cross county ski machine and running about 25 miles a week between longer runs (around 7 1/2 miles), and shorter, faster runs w/intervals. I have also been renovating my house, so have been using that as my strength workouts. I tried formalized weight lifting, but in combination with the running and working on the house, I was getting over-trained and wearing myself out.
I should have lost about TEN FRIGGING POUNDS lbs by now. During this time, my weight has been up to 151 and down to 145.2 (3 weeks ago, but it went back up). But it seems like that is water weight gain/loss (within the same 5 lbs) than actual weight loss.
I have the working bodyfat scale as of a month ago, but hadn't been writing down the bodyfat numbers until last week (was just watching for trends). My bodyfat has come down maybe a couple percent but there is no way I could have lost 10 lbs of fat and gained 10 lbs of muscle without a significant % change, also my clothes don't feel that different. My waist circumference went down an inch but back up, and I'm starting to think that was just dehydration as well.
I can run farther now than 2 months ago, but I am also REALLY tired a lot. I went to the doctor, they did tests, and there is nothing medically wrong with me.
What is annoying is, if I DON'T exercise and DON'T track what I eat, I lose weight. WTH???
Any suggestions? Because I really don't know what else I can do here.
The only possible discrepancy is my initial weight was done on a different scale than what I am using now, but I don't think it could have had a 10 lb difference.
I can just "keep on keeping on" but it doesn't seem to be working that well... so I'm feeling de-motivatved (and tired).