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Guess I calculated that one wrong..

Posted by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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Been eating 1600-ish calories each day all week.

Been drinking 100+ oz of water each day.

Been working out - 90 to 180 minutes each day, cardio/light weight mix.

Weighed myself (a day early.. shouldn't have), and I've gained 2 pounds.

Before I go jump off a bridge, can someone please tell me what I may be doing incorrectly?

by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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muzzyh
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM
You're probably gaining muscle. Stop weighing yourself.
muzzyh
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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I thought I'd throw this in to maybe help you feel better: according to my sister's scale, I've gone from 117 to 123 in a week, but I also exchanged my new jeans for a smaller size. Scales are not to be trusted anyway...
CLEKate
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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It's not muscle.  It takes women months of heavy lifting to gain any weight from muscle.

Google why scales lie.  It's good info.

The only problem I see is the exercise--you are really doing 1.5 hours to 3 hours a day?  Really?  If that's correct and you are only eating 1600 calories, I betcha you aren't eating enough.

rockinmomto2
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM

That's a lot of working out and not many calories. I'd adjust that and you should start losing again. Also, with weight training, your body holds on to as much water as it can to repair the broken muscle fiber. 

randomosityblog
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM


Quoting rockinmomto2:

That's a lot of working out and not many calories. I'd adjust that and you should start losing again. Also, with weight training, your body holds on to as much water as it can to repair the broken muscle fiber. 

So when does it let go of the water? lol

And how many calories do you add when increasing?

randomosityblog
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM


Quoting CLEKate:

It's not muscle.  It takes women months of heavy lifting to gain any weight from muscle.

Google why scales lie.  It's good info.

The only problem I see is the exercise--you are really doing 1.5 hours to 3 hours a day?  Really?  If that's correct and you are only eating 1600 calories, I betcha you aren't eating enough.

Yes. Really.

This was yesterday's workout:

I break it up into 2 sessions if I do more than 90 minutes though.

So I will usually have 2 sessions like this. (About 1 hour)

randomosityblog
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM


Quoting muzzyh:

You're probably gaining muscle. Stop weighing yourself.

I am documenting my weight loss journey so I have to weigh in each week.. BUT I should've waited til tomorrow because now I'm just in a bad mood.

randomosityblog
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

My BMR is 2030 calories a day I believe?

mckinneymom918
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Not enough calories! You're barely eating enough to cover your workouts. I'd up your calories and lower your workouts to an hour/day and increase from there. However, more is not always better...
randomosityblog
by on Jun. 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM


Quoting mckinneymom918:

Not enough calories! You're barely eating enough to cover your workouts. I'd up your calories and lower your workouts to an hour/day and increase from there. However, more is not always better...

I was told I needed to show a deficit in calories.. so now I'm just really confused. 1600 "felt" right to me, but now I'm just like.. IDK.

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