I'm so ticked!
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
I keep gaining weight every week! I don't get it!!! I've been working out harder than ever and eating well. I feel defeated and like I'm making all of these steps forward then being pushed back even farther. I don't want to be stuck at 190 forever, I'm always stuck here. I wish when I was at 180 I would have really kicked my butt into gear and finished what I started.
Sigh. I think of maybe three reasons this is happening:
1) My muscles are sore and retaining water/I've gained more muscle from all of the running I've been doing
2) I'm consuming too much sodium without realizing
3) I'm not consuming enough calories for the amount of exercise I've been doing
I think it is a combo between 1 &3. Yesterday I did just throw in the 30 day shred then went on a run and as a result my muscles are sore today. I also sometimes still feel hungry after getting to 1200 calories because I've been burning a ton, which makes me believe my body is in starvation mode trying to hold onto all of the fat. I'm gonna try and eat on the higher end of my calorie range which is 1200-1550. It's kind of hard to eat more, I feel like I run out of healthy things to snack on or add to meals.
Does anyone else have experience with gaining weight on your weight loss journey while you exercise and eat right? It is terribly frustrating I must say, it almost makes me wonder why I even bother. I know that thinking like that is ridiculous though, and I'm sure my body will eventually get the hint and cooperate.