Tuesday, January 03, 2017
For most of December my weight hovered around 172 with my lowest weight at 169.4. My original goal weight was 160, but I've put on muscle and lost inches despite those 12 lbs. Still, I'd like to get a bit farther away from 175 so I have a bigger cushion. I've joined the 5% Winter Challenge, and while I think 5% of my body weight might not happen (I'm currently at 170 so 8.5 lbs is quite a bit to lose in 8 weeks for someone so close to goal already) I'm hoping it will get me back to 165.
Now here's my theory. I overate quite a bit over Christmas. There was candy and cookies and delicious home cooked food. Our main meals were actually pretty healthy but about double the portion size I'd normally eat. BUT I also worked out at an actual gym and burned in 3 days about the same amount of calories I burn in a week working out at home. I had the time, and I really enjoyed myself. The morning after I got home from my mom's was December 28th and my weight was 175.8. Not really too bad considering the week before I was 172. But this morning, less than a week later I'm 170.
Part of this is that I'm between ovulation and TOM and my weight is always at it's lowest that time of the month. But part of it I THINK is that I worked out extra hard AND I ate over maintenance for a week then went back to behaving myself. I shocked my system. I've been eating reduced calorie for a while now, and my theory is I was holding onto the extra weight. If I hit a lower weight than 169.4 next week (I have one week before TOM) my theory would have strong evidence as to it's truth. I will have lost weight over the holidays despite overeating.
So I'm curious and I want to experiment. I want to continue to reduced calorie diet until the 5% Winter Challenge is over in March, then I'm going to have a week of eating slightly above maintenance before going back to reduced calorie. I want to see if there's a big drop then that will prove my theory.
I also intend to join a gym this year, I'm just waiting until January's over, lol.
Love you all!