In the words of Mrs. Broflovsky: "Wha, wha, WHAT!?" (or, I am now my own guinea pig)
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Coolest thing: in my email there was a newsletter from one of my groups. I made the top 5 in our group for fitness minutes! Woo hoo!
I looked over all of my reports for this week. I should have lost a few pounds. I mean, I was exercising most days at 90 minutes a day! I swam 24 laps the other day! I'm walking for an hour everday, and that's only what I do in the mornings. Not to mention the other 2 times a day I take my dog out to do her biz.
You know what else? I saved quite a bit of money this week! I ate at home Monday through Friday! Now THAT deserves a trophy! I stayed near the bottom end of my calorie range most days, even when I finally ate out on Friday, I didn't go over the top end.
Yesterday, I gave myself a little break, but even still I didn't go but a couple hundred calories over my range. And I tried not to beat myself up for it.
So you can imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw that I had...GAINED A POUND!
Yeah. So I'm trying to stay calm. Focused. I'm trying to make sense of this. And for a neurotic hot-head like me, that means having to call on some serious reserves of yoga and meditation skills.
So here's my game plan. I'm going to experiment this week. I'm going to try eating within the top half of my calorie range while keeping up the same amount of exercise. Maybe I'm just not eating enough with all this exercise. I'm going to try to eat several small meals a day instead of just the main meals. Maybe that will help with my metabolism. Whatever the case may be, I'm going to figure this out without giving up.