I’m very frustrated with the number on the scale for the past few days. Every day I gain a little bit but I’m not eating more and I exercise. There could be a few reasons:
- maybe I have to change the batteries of my scale
- maybe it’s the time around my period
- maybe I’ve hit a plateau
- maybe I don’t eat enough
I’ve changed the batteries of my scale this afternoon. I remembered that a while back I also gained when a friend suggested I might have to change the batteries and when I did all was back to normal.
Because I don’t have an actual TOM anymore I never know when it’s around the time I should have it. I have had light headaches and felt bloated at the beginning of the week so this might also be a reason.
The weight I have now is the same that I had and maintained for a few years. I’ve read somewhere that when you reach a weight you’ve had for a long time your body remembers that and stays at that weight for a while: the plateau. After a while you should start losing again.
Most days I eat around 1500 calories a day. Maybe that’s not enough and I should eat around 1600 to 1700 calories a day. It’s possible my body is drawing on my reserves or something like that.
What’s the plan: first I weigh in again tomorrow, see if it was the batteries. If not I’ll wait till the beginning of next week if it is my period. If that still isn’t the case maybe I should continue for 2 more weeks to see if it’s the plateau and if all that doesn’t work maybe I should eat a bit more during the day.
What are you’re thoughts? What do you do when you do everything right and still gain a little bit?
Tuesday night = Pilates night. I still love it, we train a different muscle group each week. This week we did abs, boy did I feel them. I love this class, we are with 5 people (2 men) and I don’t like crowded classes so this is perfect for me. It is however a trial, I think that if it stays at 5 people they will cancel it again but I sure hope they don’t.
Yesterday I did the run I was supposed to do on Monday. Although it was dry there was a very strong wind. I love wind, also for running but today I didn’t feel like running against it. Instead I went to the gym to do my 35 minute run on the treadmill. I had to do 3 tempo runs of 4 minutes in it. I split it up:
1 minute speed walking at 7 km/hour.
5 minutes running at 8.6 km/hour
4 minutes running at 9.2 km/hour
Repeated that twice and finished with 5 minutes at 8.6 km/hour
Distance: 5.1 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 6:58 /km
Average speed: 8.6 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Pink! – Funhouse.
Today I had a short run scheduled and decided it would be Bella’s debut as a running dog. I took her with me and she did great and loved it. I walked for a minute after every 5 minutes running. By the end she was a bit tired as she kept behind me so we stopped at 23 minutes. I was surprised that we were quite fast even though we walked 4 times. I definitely going to take her more often on short runs. It’s official: Bella is a running dog as of today.
Weather: sunny, strong wind, ± 18C/64 degrees.
Distance: 3.4 K / 2.1 miles
Average time: 6:55 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Alanis Morrisette – You ougtta know.
The final countdown:
Beef with baked onions, potatoes, chicory with raisins and mandarins.
Calories: 1519 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: none (daily exercise not counted)
Steak, potatoes and stir-fried conical cabbage with curry powder.
Calories: 1431 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 134 (daily exercise not counted)
Pitta bread with chicken and a bit of garlic sauce and a salad with cucumber and corn.
Calories: 1400 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 382 (daily exercise not counted)