Day 20 WHY I GAINED A POUND
Thursday, April 02, 2015
I joined SP in 2009 and lost 40lbs before falling off the wagon
So surely by now this time I knew better ... I got my diet so healthy and mostly clean that when I went below minimum calories more than once..... I ignored it. I figured if I was not hungry it was ok. (I knew better)
When I was hungry I struggled to stay within range despite eating more... Here is the clincher... I really upped my exercise this week... by more than double. I danced/zumba'd 4 days for an hour instead of two and I pushed myself to keep up instead of allowing myself to lag behind. So It was really way much more!!! BUTTTTTTTTT.... I did not allow my food tracker to adjust for my exercise.
So basically I put myself in starvation mode. (I sooooooo know better!!!)
I increase demands and reduce available fuel. as far as my body was concerned, I was facing the end of the world, running for my life and eating off the land.
So from last night I upped my calories, Enjoyed a few old favorites. (I'm still laying off the Ben and Jerry's ..... Who needs to reawaken THAT craving!!!) and I'm weinging again on Saturday for my Awesome A team 5% spring challenge.
Without this challenge I would have avoided the scale longer and not realised I stopped losing. Thank you sparkpeople for all you do for me.