Perhaps some of you have seen this article?
A friend of mine sent me the link the other day, and I shot back an "I told you so" email, because I had recently sent her this link:
That's a sit-stand workstation, and it's a bit pricey! I haven't submitted a request to work for such a nifty little item - YET - but I'm considering it more and more.
Part of my consideration is the fact that I bragged about losing weigh on vacation! and have promptly put back on 3 released pounds since Saturday!
Dangit. Seriously. WTH?
I chalk it up to...
~ having MORE food available to me, even if it IS healthier food.
~ sitting on my slowly-narrowing behind all blessed day.
~ there may have been a bit of 'yea, I ran a 10K' overindulgence, but NOT 3 lbs worth.
Maybe I'm not eating enough? Somehow that doesn't seem right, since I'm putting the lbs back on.
I'm certainly drinking enough water, more than I did while we were away.
I'm sitting more. A LOT more. Even when I get up and walk around our floor, it's still nothing like the activity we had while we were away.
TOM isn't due for another week or two, but maybe my body opted for early water retention just to give me something more to do/ponder on?
I'm of several minds on this. Yea, I know, again LOL
First, I'm p*ssed. Seriously. I have NOT over-eaten the equivalent of 3lbs worth of calories. I mean, if I'm going gain it, I'd prefer to know and purposefully ENJOY gaining it, y'know?
3 lbs would be 10,500 extra calories, if you're curious. I was and used a calculator to figure it out LOL I have NOT eaten that.
I have eaten approx. 7890 calories since Saturday.
I've burned approx. 2029 calories via fitness minutes.
My 5-day BMR total is approx. 10,430 (2,086 per day)
10,430 BMR burned + 2,029 fitness burned = 12,459 burned
12,459 total burned - 7890 consumed = 4569 deficit
At least, it should. Even if I were underestimating my caloric intake (and I admit that's possible) that would mean I would have had to eaten that deficit, to stay at the same weight, PLUS eaten an extra 10,500 to gain the 3 lbs since Saturday.
Next, I'm curious. As 'bad' as the food was, nutrition-wise, that we ate on vacation, how can eating healthier now cause me to put on more weight? Is my body happy to have better nutrients that it's hording what it's getting, just in case?
I read somewhere that someone gained weight after running X amount of miles - fluid build-up in stretched/strained muscles, etc. Maybe that's it, my muscles retaining fluid after Sunday's run? How long does something like that last?
Finally, I'm sorta 'meh'. I mean, really. What am I going to do? Just keep doing what I'm doing, only better/improved somehow. Maybe the sodium is too high and I'm not paying enough attention. Maybe I'm sitting too much and need to somehow up my fitness minutes of an evening, although I'm not sure how much more I can add and still spend time with DH and the girls, and actually sleep and do everything else that needs to get done.
Don't take me wrong. I'm not discouraged, I'm not throwing up my hands in frustration, I'm not quitting. I'm interested in what my body is doing, but I'm not stopping. I'm continuing forward with my plan.
I'm a body in motion, staying in motion. I'm that same ole work in progress, developing into something interesting and new and different each day. Apparently, I'm a bit bigger for now, but those 3 lbs will go by the wayside as all the others have before them.
Now that's not a brag, either, in case Fate wants to bip me in the forehead for typing that. It's simply the truth. There are other Spark People who have lost ALL their desired weight in this same amount of time, and I've only released half of my desired amount. That's ok. I WILL get there. I'm just wondering what caused this current bump in the road.
Ah well. I'll keep running, keep eating well (if not too well), and maybe this time next month, I'll have a new work-toy to show y'all. I wonder how well that sit-stand computer stand will work with my fitness ball seat.