I didn't have a good weigh-in last week. I was up .8 lbs. (.4 kg.) despite no big changes in my eating or exercise habits. What's more, I had been bouncing around the same weight give or take a couple pounds since the end of November. "Plateau!", I announced.
I tried to decide how much it bothered me. Certainly the gain was a problem, but it was over Christmas and New Year's so perhaps I could attribute it to extra holiday eating. I decided I was okay with staying at the weight I'm at. I didn't want to gain, but I was willing to maintain. I also decided I would track my food for awhile to see if I could identify any issues. In addition, I tried to add more protein and exercise for the week, just to see what that did.
I am enlightened.
I thought I was eating 1,200 - 1,300 calories a day. That's about where I was when I last tracked my food on a consistent basis (ya know, back when I was losing weight every week). In the last seven days, I only fell between those numbers ONCE, on Thursday last week when I ate 1,270 calories for the day. Oops! My per day average for the week was 1,540 calories. Yep, some days I ate more than that!
Was this an unusual week? Sort of. I had two beers while watching the University of Oregon Ducks' football game on Monday. We went out to pizza last night for a basketball trophy party. TOM came to town so I wanted to (but didn't) eat everything that wasn't nailed down. I'm going to keep tracking my food to see how unusual this week was.
I did manage to drop the .8 lbs. that I was bitching about last week so I'm back to my weight from 12/22. So stay posted!