I dont get it. Im forced to be off work for a few weeks and so decided to use the time constructively to propel my weight loss into action. Through the winter I have remained at my last summer loss of approx 25lbs and want to lose another 30lbs by July.
My last day of work was Thursday (17th March) and here is what I did:
Went to the grocery store and bought lots of fruit, turkey, chicken, veggies, low-fat yoghurt etc. Almost doubled my grocery bill -eating healthy is expensive!
Since the 18th only ate moderately from the above list and rode (hills):
Friday 15 miles
Sunday 3 mile geocache hike (walking)
Monday 15 miles
Weds (today) 35 miles
Weight loss = +2lbs
That's right, eating healthy and adding extra miles actually caused me to gain weight.
Through the winter I have "cheated" over Thanksgiving, Christmas, my Birthday, etc and enjoyed Kit Kats, Girl Scout Cookies, Pizza etc and remained at the same weight.
How can this be? It certainly is not the "not working" thing. I literally sat in a cube for 8 hours a day - now at least Im moving around the house doing odd jobs AND riding more miles.
It seems if I do the "exact opposite" I lose weight - bizarre