To everyone interested in the 2lb weight gain
I weighed myself again this morning and yeah... two lbs. I was wearing more clothes when I weighed myself initially so let's call it 3lbs.
But I'm really confused. I measured myself:
Thighs and waist: No change
Lower thighs: lost half an inch
Hips: gained half an inch
Chest (yay!) and stomach (): gained a full inch.
That sounds like more than a two lb weight gain. Maybe it's water retention? Or maybe I lost muscle?
For the two weeks I was at home I was purely estimating my calories, and in many cases probably overestimating. However, I also was being lax and not listing everything I ate. So I reckon if I was overestimating, the result wasn't by much - I was still eating 2.5 - 2.8K Cals per day. For exercise I was walking for an hour a day and doing circa an hour of yoga. But there was about a week when I didn't do anything...
I suppose it might be relevant that starting this experiment I was already 10lbs over a weight that I'd maintained for most of the last decade (with periods of being underweight in there). I gained this weight from July 2012 by binging on junk food, with a month long junk food binge in Dec (which I only gained four lbs from). A while ago I did read a theory that said that healthy people have a natural weight that they gravitate towards. If that's true, then maybe I just didn't have much more to put on...
Last edited by YogaBare; 04-14-2013 at 02:05 PM.
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