But, before I reveal the number, here are some of my outdoor runs. (Tready runs not pictured.)
|See, this is the path I ran, but it shows that I started it two blocks from where I REALLY started.|
|This is what it should look like. Start and end in the same place.|
|I tracked my walk through Wal-Mart as I did my grocery shopping. I always wanted to know the distance it takes to get all the stuff I need.|
|Strawberry, cucumber salad with poppyseed dressing and feta. (Just a recipe I found on Pinterest)|
So here it is. The embarrassing results of this week (and on my birthday week too. [sad face]):
WEEK 1: 175 (-3)
WEEK 2: 174 (-1)
WEEK 3: 180! (+6)
HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! I'VE BEEN RUNNING SO DANG MUCH!!! I mean, I know that you can gain muscle, but 6 lbs of muscle in a week?! Doubtful. What HAPPENED?!
My body hates me, that's what happened.
|46 MILES, PEOPLE. 46 MILES IN 3 WEEKS. THE SCALE IS KILLING ME!!!|
Ok, I know it's not that, but I had to figure it out, so I did a little research. This website helped.
Here are a few possibilities for my gain.
I gained weight due to:
1. inflammation (retaining water)
2. an increase in muscle
3. I didn't follow my diet carefully enough
4. the stress on my body made me more stressed and I ate more.
Advice to handle it?
1. eat fewer calories
2. be patient
|Paleo stuffed peppers. I made it with spicy turkey sausage.|
Running as much as I am (I'm up to 16 miles a week now) does increase the appetite, so I'll need to keep a tighter leash on my caloric intake and cut out the crap (sweets and snack foods), which I've already made GREAT efforts to do. Hopefully that will help. Because I need the help. I'm going to start taking screen-shots of myfitnesspal too, just to make me that much more accountable.
I'm leaving for Vienna in two months, and I really want to lose 10 - 15 lbs before then, I was on a pretty great streak, until WEEK 3.
Sigh. I guess I'll skip the cake tomorrow. Instead, I'll stick a candle in a broccoli floret.