I've either experienced a massive weight gain, or the scale at work was lying to me and has been set right. I last posted about my weight on the 27th of July, coming in at 293, down from 342 June 11th and who knows what before that. I finally got back on the scale before leaving work tonight, and was dismayed to see it read 330 lbs! I also weighted myself at my parents on Saturday, and came up with 325. I had some stuff in my pocket tonight, so we'll call it 325 to ease the pain. However, I was really expecting to be down to 280 or so...
This is really disappointing. The scale at work is a pretty nice medical/training scale... SECA 882, and I had considered it be accurate, however given the amount of the "gain" I would suspect there was perhaps a (now corrected) calibration error (even though I always let it self-calibrate before stepping on), because assuming I put on 30 pounds, then I would have had to eaten a 105,00 calorie surplus in the last month - around 3000 extra per day, which I don't count calories but my total intake should be less than that.
The other possibility is that I have put on muscle mass, which I believe is true to some extent. I have noticed my commute time has dropped substantially, down to about 11 minutes door to door, compared to 16-17 minutes prior. I was also incredibly hungry last week, and would find myself with hungry pains again with in two to three hours of eating. So there must be something going on with my body, but I can't think of anything that would explain such a weight gain.
In any case, I feel completely thwarted right now. I have either put on a ton of weight or completely lost my frame of reference for tracking my weight. I am going to start weighing myself twice weekly instead of roughly once a month so I can keep better track of this, because right now I am really confused and a bit concerned. However, at the end of the day you can only do one thing - and that is keep on keeping on. Fortunately, weight loss is a most excellent benefit from my cycling, but not my primary reason for riding, which is the enjoyment of it.