Why Am I Gaining Weight?!
I'm not a Clydesdale, close, and at this rate I will be shortly.
Why am I gaining weight? I just started riding a bike. I ride 20 miles a day. My caloric intake is between 1400 and 1800 a day. Before bike riding I was eating 1400 a day and losing a little over 2 pounds a week, and 10 a month. My goal was to be down to 160 for September, which is where I want to be permanently. Before I got a bike I weighed in at 186, that was Sunday before my first bike ride. I have now rode my bike every day since then for 20 miles a day. I weighed myself this morning, before my bike ride, and I am 191.
Is my body just storing more water do you think? My diet has not changed, except for a few hundred more calories to make up for all the biking. I never see my weigh go up that much, and I've been losing for a number of months (started in January at 220).
I'm so concerned because I don't have clothes that fit me. I can make it through the summer like this, but I can't get through a school year without enough clothes, so my goal was to make due until I hit 160s and then buy clothes, because I just can't afford buying clothes that won't fit me down the road a few months.
I'm worried and seriously considering dropping the biking if this isn't rectified in the next week. I would have expected to be losing more weight, not gaining more weight with all this riding. 20 miles = 1100 calories.