My calorie intake for two weeks has been 1,560 (I'm on the "Lose it" iPhone App) and on the 4th week of my C25K program also. I haven't strayed from my diet at all, I'm making sure to always eat all my calories. My period doesn't start till next Saturday. So far I've steadily gained 3 lbs (just checked this morning) since last Saturday, which was 3 weeks prior to my period coming.
All I've been reading is that water weight gain before a period is usually 5 days before. So this just seems way off if I started gaining weight since last Saturday.
Is it the running or do I have to lower or raise my calories? Could it be that I've gained 3 lbs of muscle from the running program? I'm doing a brisk walk (using a treadmill) at 3.5 mph and my runs are 4.2-4.3 I honestly doubt that could be it but I'm just trying to figure out whats going on here.
I measured this morning and found that I've gained inches around my waist (1 inch), hips (1 inch), and ankles (1/2 inch). Everywhere else (arms, neck, bust, rib cage, thighs) has remained the same.
I'm just frustrated because I feel like the only time I can check for weight lose is the week after my period ends and the whole other time my body is gearing up for either the impending period or is recovering from one.