A most confusing experience this morning ...
I will admit that I cheated and stepped on the scale on Thursday morning just for fun and it read 231.5. I swallowed the panic and accepted that with as sore as I've been this week the gain is more than likely fluid retention from muscle damage.
This morning I stepped on the scale and was 233.5! *GASP!* Ok ... fluid from muscle damage, repeat the mantra. Everything will be ooooootay. It's just fluid from muscle damage ... right?
Then after a second potty-break I stepped on the scale again hoping to see AT LEAST a small loss since waste out means less weight in right? 234.0!!! WTH is going on?! Ok wait I drank a glass of water and a cup of coffee so maybe the fluid that I drank just weighed more than what I eliminated. IT WILL GO BACK DOWN! It will, won't it?
And finally ... I guess just because I like to torture myself I looked under the scale after another potty break and discovered a big piece of wicker from the cat's basket so I thought "Ooooh there's the culprit". Cleared the floor, put it down, let it zero out, stepped on and ... 234.5!!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?!?!?! I didn't drink anything between weigh-in 2 and weigh-in 3 so how have I GAINED 1.5 lbs in 2 hours when all I've put into my body is one glass of water and one cup of coffee but I've gone #1 four times and #2 twice?! This completely defies the laws of physics. I cannot possibly get heavier if I am eliminating more than I am taking in ... it just doesn't make sense!
I don't think my scale is broken but I can't find any other explanation. I mean let's face it, even with water retention and muscle damage we're talking a 5.5 lb GAIN in 7 days?! No way! I'm still getting crap from some of you for not eating ENOUGH calories for the amount of physical activity that I've been doing and 3,500 calories = 1 lb so there is NO POSSIBLE WAY that I ate 19,250 calories more than I burned this week when I've been on 1,400 or less every single day. Hell 1,400 times 7 is ONLY 9,800!!! Stress? Can stress make you gain weight from thin air? I am stressed out right now, no doubts about that but THAT IS ABSURD!
I'm going to explode ... I need to go do something before I rupture something.
P.s. sorry this didn't get posted until this morning. I got home last night and went straight to bed.
10 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1/2 serving sunflower seeds
1 serving leftover veggie fried rice
1 dinner salad with vinaigrette
2 slices pumpernickel bread w/butter
1 serving seared ahi tuna steak
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,249
5 flights of stairs
Swimming: Snackers' family is still in town so we went swimming with them over at their hotel pool.
Stressing: I had a TON of nightmares Sunday night about the house and spent all of yesterday feeling like I was on the verge of having a panic attack, though one never did actually come.