the scale is moving in the wrong direction

And I have no idea why! I’m up 7 lbs. in one week. I’m sorry, but that is just not possible, is it? I can understand 3 or 4, but SEVEN is just ridiculous. I was lower than I had been in probably 6 months, and now I’m almost back to where I began counting calories. Ugh!

Let’s look at some reasons as to how I gained SEVEN lbs. in one week:

  • it was my birthday = more than a few drinks
  • I had a work trip to downtown San Diego = lack of sleep, drinks, eating out
  • Got home on Saturday, tired = bought Graeter’s ice cream and ate it
  • Sunday = ate the 2nd pint of Graeter’s ice cream
  • Guess I was feeling bad for myself with the ice cream eats
  • Work outs = no gym time, but I did morning walks

So I don’t get it. 7 lbs. is an excess of 24,500 calories. I probably average about 2,000 calories a day when I’m not eating out, and burn about 3,000 without any exercise. Ok, I’m done with the math. I just don’t get the increase, grrr!

I guess the one positive out of this is that I have continued to try and track my calories, although I’ve gotten rather frustrated. Days and nights where I have to eat out I try to substitute something from the fatsecret database for what I actually ate. I try to err on the upper side of calories. You never know how much butter and oil they cook something in! However, when I drink a lot, I kind of forget to add up all the liquid calories. But really, 3,500 extra liquid calories a day, that would be like having 15-20 glasses of wine. (ok, no more math!) The only thing I can hope for is that I get back on the right track and the lbs. go back down. I need to refocus, get back to counting calories and increasing my workouts. I haven’t been to the gym for RPM class in a while. I think tomorrow I’ll attempt a lunchtime class.

Sorry for the rambling. I’m just frustrated. I don’t know if I’m bloated, ate an excess of salt, or my hormones are out of whack. I don’t want to make excuses, since I am the one who is ultimately responsible for my body.

Tomorrow is a new day and I’m determined to do things right. To eat for energy and fuel and to exercise to improve my mind and body.

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