But he doesn't really do the whole food thing like I am used to. He looked at my diet and said I was on too low of calories...
All my brain hears is " WOO HOO eat more!!!"
Back comes the coffee creamer, the peanut butter, more carbs.... I am gaining, but in my rationalizing brain ... I am building soo much muscle ... Yeah .... Ah NO!!
But I am so sore from my workouts, so I must be building muscle ..... Yeah..... Ah NO!!
I am so much hungrier because I am working out, and after all.... I should be eating more, right?..... Yeah..... Ah NO!!
And my workouts are so amazing I have pretty much stopped any additional cardio.... I mean the workouts are so good that should carry me, right? ...... Yeah.... Ah NO!!
And I did the math today, I have been eating an additional 600 calories for the last 7 weeks.... So 49 days multiplied by 600 is 29,400 calories and a pound of fat is 3500 so 29,400 divided by 3,500 = 8.4 pounds and I gained 10 pounds of FAT!!!!!
My lean body mass stayed the same, so the good news is I didn't lose any muscle, but I did gain (which I knew and expected) but it was all fat, which I didn't expect.... Here I thought I was super muscle Mama.... Yeah.... Ah NO!!
So back to the old, cut out the creamers, nut butters, salad dressing with full fat oil, all the excess calories .... Back to what worked, but not back, back, back ..... I want to keep my calories under 1300
That's reasonable, right?
Today was just a reality check for me.... "no, Karla you are not building into some super muscle woman"...... ... REALLY? I am training, because I freaking love it, and I know how to lose weight, actually the losing part is easier than the maintaining part....
So here I go again .....
Won't ya join me? For Karla loses weight.... Again ....
No seriously ... I am just being sarcastic, because I am disappointed in how much bull I was actually talking myself into.... I know my body and what would make me think all of a sudden I am this muscle woman!
So I just finished my post dunk pity (or celebration) food binge
Tomorrow is a new day. Back to basics