Saturday, May 28, 2011
End of Month Weigh In
Here comes the analytical part that I was kind of worried about. This was week one on yet a new pill. (Low estrogren one) The old pill was breaking me out and I thought that was starting to improve early to mid week but no, all the little bumps are back and with it came a surge of gross hormonal mood swings AFTER my period. Say WHAT!?! So I will take this month and next month to see how my hormones even out and if I am still sporting the skin of a 12 year old boy and having hormonal swings then I'm going to have to go back to the other one because at least with that I only like 1-2 days of grumpiness compared to 2 weeks with the one I'd been on for years and so far a week on these. So I'll give it a proper amount of adjustment time but also if I am gaining weight from it, oh HELLLLL no!
Now, here's the reason I think I may *not* be gaining weight from the pill. Based off of SP's recommendations for my calorie range and exercise range, I really screwed the pooch thinking I was doing myself a favor. My calorie range is 2190 and 2540 and my exercise goal for calorie burn is 4200. What did I average this week calorie wise? 1893. Yeah. So I don't think I'm eating enough. Does anyone ever get used to hearing that? I mean how foreign does that sound? Oh yeah, my calorie burn? 5200. So I underate and overexercised. Well, we see how that paid off. You know, it's like you think you're doing yourself a favor. "Well eating less and burning more should equal more weight loss!" I KNOW this is not true but I've also been bamboozled by my body for months when eating in range and exercising in range and losing next to nothing.
I promise that next week I will work on eating within my calorie range (though I have to admit, it's going to be challenging to hit those numbers, I may pick up some nuts...uh edible ones) and I will stick to my calorie burn number within 100-200 calories. Starting in June is when we go to every other week for the high cal days so hopefully that will warrant some results too. So I guess you could kind of look at today as the last hurrah of our old life where every Saturday was a high cal day. We're having friends over and will enjoy a bit of indulging with them and then this week we'll plan what we want to have next Saturday for our first non-high cal day Saturday. I'm thinking whole wheat lasagna. I can assemble the night before, cook it for lunch time. Reheat for dinner and freeze the rest and unthaw a half loaf of that Boudin sourdough we got which is surprisingly not as bad as I thought it would be nutritionally.
Hope everyone has an awesome holiday weekend!
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