Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Last week I wrote a blog that explained how to calculate Net Calories. It's dated 1/7/2014 (Net Calories: Week 1). My result for week 1 was an average of 1430 calories per day. I subtracted my average calories burned from my average calories consumed. (See blog for the math).
Week 2's result was an average of 1497 calories per day. My TOM fell entirely within this week, so I knew the calorie count would be higher. I still should have lost 1.4 pounds this week, according to my calculations.
Today's weigh-in was 0.8 pounds higher than last week's weigh-in. I'm sure I'll make up for it next week, though. My body is hypersensitive to gaining and losing water weight. My muscles could be holding on to a few pounds of water in order to build new tissue. I could have been dehydrated when I weighed-in last week. It will all even out by the end of January. I'm still 6.8 pounds lighter than I was on January 1st.
I'm optimistic about having a better weigh-in next week. I've lost (and gained) a significant amount of weight in the past. My body likes to play this "every-other-week, lose and gain" game. Hopefully the fluctuations will be over by February. And then I can aim for 1 to 2 pounds of weekly weight loss.