Ok, I'm freaking out. I told myself I wouldn't but I am. Here's the deal.
I started NRoLW three weeks ago. I read the book and am trying to follow their recommendations. Before starting (a month or two ago) I had my metabolism checked by the local hospital using a metacheck. Its complicated but basically it uses a machine to measure your oxygen output while at rest and calculates your basic resting metabolism. Mine tested at 1800 calories per day. So I feel that must be pretty accurate (as this test is known to be). I used that number to calculate my calorie need per the book and came up with 2160 (non workout day) to 2520 (active workout day). I tried to eat this way and my weight jumped up so I lowered it to 1800 - 2100 calories (still a couple hundred more than I'd been eating regularly).
Anyway, three weeks in and I've gained 3-5 lbs. I HATE this!!!! I know people say to go by the tape measure and that hasn't changed either. I have gained in the amount of weight I can lift. It has increased almost every session. So I know my strength is improving, but I can't stand the weight gain. I'm soooo frustrated I want to quit! If the tape measure was showing progress I think I could hold on better, but with no improvements -- I'M FRUSTRATED!
Also -- I am still doing some cardio. I usually walk/run a mile or two to warm up before I lift and I swim on non lift days.
Can anyone help me???????
| Pounds lost: 97.2