I have gained weight substantially in the last few days! For several weeks now I have been weighing and measuring everything that I eat and record it on fitday.com. A test before I started my diet showed a caloric consumption of 4000+ and carbs 300+. No sugar, rice, potatoes, grains. (At that time I was 274, which I found myself after a long road trip. Normally, for the last two years I've been about 284, I'm 6'3". My happiest weight was about 200, my goal.)
I worked my eating down to 1700-2000 or a touch more calories per day. Carbs right about 100, often half that.
My scale reads to the half pound and is very consistent. I always do my weigh-in in the morning after elimination for consistency. I sometimes weigh myself during the day, just to see what's going on, and before bed.
When I started this, I started walking five times a week at 3mph for 1/2 but usually 1 hour at the beach or over the bridge with a 50' rise. Unfortunately, I wounded my heal about 10 days ago and I'm still gimpy, so no significant walking since.
My weight history reads like this:
Six days ago, 271. Then, 269, 266, 265.5, 261, 263.5, 265.5. Know that the 261 was a fluke and I knew it. The day before my boat was sinking at the dock and I spent 8 hours of heavy exercise saving it. Sweated buckets if not barrels and worked myself into major aching. So I also knew that regaining the water the next day would be likely and I did.
But now, back to 265.5?????? Last night at bedtime, 285.5. WTF? I might be able to do some walking soon, but that can't be the whole thing. I did the online calorie counts and an hour of heavy walking for me burns only 150 calories more than reading. But I know there are other metabolic benefits.
Any thoughts other than don't give up? (I won't!) Is 100g of carbs so much worse than 50? For a guy that weighed 135 pounds in high school and always ate everything in sight and without penalty, this is killing me. But I'm doing it.