Friday, February 12, 2010


Okay, I am seriously freaking out over here.

For the past four weeks, I have been operating at a calorie deficit. This past week, in particular, I haven't been very hungry and I've stepped up my workouts to get back to the ten hours a week I was doing before I got injured.

So how come my weight is going UP?!

Yes, today I weighed myself and I'm 119! Up from the 118 I was on Monday. I haven't been that weight in about six months.

But I supposedly I have gained four pounds this week and I just can't believe that. For one thing, you can't really gain that much in that short a time unless you are binge eating every night. On the other hand, based on how my clothes fit, I haven't lost anything either. Even though I should be losing .5-1 pound a week given what I'm eating and even though I was 115 last Monday.

My scale says my body fat % hasn't gone up and my muscle mass has, but:

(a) you aren't supposed to be able to create muscle when you operate at a calorie deficit
(b) I don't believe I've gained 4 pounds of muscle in 4 weeks. Women don't bulk up like that

I have an appointment with Dr. Awesome next week and I now understand the people who say they've gained weight and are afraid to go see their doctors. I keep having these thoughts that maybe I should cancel and reschedule when I lose this extra weight. I won't do it, but it's very tempting.
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