It’s Weekly Weigh-In time! How’d you do this week? Let me know by leaving your results in the comments or leaving a link to your weigh-in post in the comments.
So, how’d I do? Not so good. For the first time since Christmas week, I gained. Ugh! I had checked the scale midweek and it wasn’t looking too good, but I thought I’d pull it out because I was still working out regularly and trying to watch my calories (though I was a little more lax in that area last week than I have been). I gained a pound.
I really think it goes back to that “my body becoming more efficient” thing. I mean, I did have a couple of days where I exceeded my calorie consumption goals for the day — but, I still had a calorie deficit those days, just not as much as usual. I also had one or two days where I didn’t make my calorie burn (even though I worked out). Still, I didn’t think that it would result in a gain.
That being said, though, I guess gains are inevitable in this journey and this is only the second one I’ve had in twenty weeks, so I’m not going to stress over it. That doesn’t mean that I’m not going to worry about it, as in being blase about it, but I’m not going to stress over it. I’m just going to make sure that I’m going full-out with my workouts this week (I bumped it up to Level 3 of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred today and 30 minutes at 3.5 mph and 4% incline on the treadmill vs. 20 minutes at 3.3 mph and 4%) and being diligent in my calorie-counting.
I’m sincerely hoping that the results, next week, will be what they’ve been in the past when I’ve had an off week or two — 3, 4, or even 5 pounds gone. I’ll take the two that will put me at 40 lbs. lost, though.