Got on the scale today and found out I'm back at 160 lbs from a nice low of 157.8 lbs
(*** FYI: I decided not to change my current weight info since I want to keep that as motivation to get back into the dang 150s!
I had a bad shoulder injury last sunday night so I took time off from the gym (bad as in I woke up the next morning and my body screamed: you get up for anything other than going to the bathroom or eating and I will literally kill you
) ... I walked outside this past week and enjoyed it and still counted my calories like the calorie counting/food scale **** I am with myself.
I think I know why I gained weight:
1. I kept the calories at the same amount as if I was still going to the gym. Looking back, I should have gone back to 1,500 calories from the 1,800 calories I've been eating as of late (***or maybe even as low as 1,200 calories for maintenance... but for a 5 ft 8 inch chick, it's frustrating to figure out at this point in the weight loss journey, how much to eat to maintain if I don't workout at the gym for a week, grrrr).
It just didn't occur to me to do that with all the difficulties I've been having lately in just trying to figure out how much to eat PERIOD in order to lose weight
2. I thought my food scale was accurate... turns out, I finally realized this morning by not making a certain adjustment if I don't use the food scale dish that comes with the food scale, then I have added an extra 2 oz to my food!!! (*I only have been using the scale this past week to weigh some apples... I weighed them as full apples without cutting them up first and putting them in the food scale dish. DUH! *smacks head.*)
Honestly, I feel like such a moron when I realized this. I was hoping to just maintain this past week. I planned all my meals down to the last morsel in calories so I certainly was NOT planning on gaining weight this week, sigh.
I also know I've had severe PMS cramps for several days in a row and had to take midol (*which is very rare for me to have to take unless the cramps - and I hardly get them - are bad). I'm not going to use this as an excuse compared to the 2 that I listed above, but just as a side piece of info.
But my shoulder's healed up and ready to go back to the gym monday!!! A part of me doesn't want to, lol
since I enjoyed the break in my routine with walking outside, but I need to break a hard sweat and get back into a better aerobic routine.
My rant for the day is over, lol.
Thanks for listening!