Originally Posted by charliee
How long has your weight been going up? Is it just a couple of weeks or has it been steady for a month or more?
To me it looks like your calorie intake is too low for your weight/height and exercise habits. Definitely stay closer to 1700 or even higher on the days you work out intensely.
Also what is your diet consisting of? Are you eating a lot protein and carbs? How are you measuring your calories? Are you weighing and measuring portions?
How is your body responding to the weight training? Are you taking measurements?
My weight has been going up for about a month now, although such deviation might be attributed to drinking a lot more water (+ 90 oz/day).  I realize now that maybe the weight gain is due to mostly drinking more water.
My diet consists of of a fairly even balance of carbs/fat/protein. I use "my plate" on livestrong.com to track my daily calories. Despite my reservations about Lance Armstrong, the website has a large database of nutritional information on all sorts of foods. All this is saying is that my calorie count can't be off by more than 20%, if anything, I'm usually overestimating my caloric intake.
I'm not weighing or measuring portions. Maybe I should be doing this, but I know that tracking every single calorie I consume will eventually drive me mad and cause me to fall off the wagon.
I'm definitely a lot stronger these days, more alert, and I walk with a straight posture. Some people have told me that I look "fit", although I'm not sure that's the correct attribute to a 256 lb obese male...