Weight gain - not eating enough and I am exercising
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It's hard to wrap my head around the concept that 1200 - 1500 calories is not enough to eat when I'm working out as much as I am! Plus, I'm gaining muscle (it's visible) so weight loss won't be fast....but to gain 3 lbs? That's depressing! However, I k ow what I've been eating and while I am within my calorie range of 1500 - 1800, it's not quality calories I'm eating...
My other complaint here is that SP doesn't really help you choose your calorie range, it seems to be self chosen! Originally it was at 1200 - 1500 but I knew that wasn't enough when I burned 1000 calories exercising and there was no change to my calorie range! So I went to change it and its just a spot to enter your own. That's crazy! I have to find the formula to calculate my BMR...when I'm exercising I should be eating over 2000 calories (it was a crazy number for weight loss while exercising)...
However, I love the community here! It is so helpful to read people's blogs and connect with others who may be in the same boat or have different struggles or who have great goals or who have reached milestones!
So my intention this morning was to talk about the love I feel on SP and how I get Geary eyes when I read the comments supporting my work to be a fitter healthier me...but then I weighed myself!
I should never have replaced my dead battery! But, I know how this works (for me, anyway)...my body was born to be muscular, it adapts rapidly to exercise and my fat weight will quickly be muscle weight...I just hope that some of that weight actually goes down this time! It IS discouraging to have fantastic changes to my body and then see no change on the scale...in 1998 I exercised for 3 months straight, ate healthy dropped from size 20 to size 13 with no change in the scale...but ...but....but what? Why are we so focused on the scale? We know muscle is heavy...so what do I want? Low weight on the scale and be weak? Or no change and be strong? I'm about the STRONG? I want to be able to do my fair share of hard work!
So I need to change the quality of my calories and return to very very light suppers! I'm not really hungry at the end of the day, why would I need a big traditional supper when a nice light one will do?
I will confess, I have had a lot of junk this week...our CEO may be dropping by for a visit as she is flying out this way...very stressful at work! But, oh well! I know what I have to do...throw out the scale! No more weighing myself until next month (as in 30 days from now)...I will focus on exercising, meditating, and eating good calories with the occasional treat (total deprivation is unrealistic!)
This was a long blog! Thank you to anyone who read it all! I appreciate that! Good luck to you and thanks for your support!