So, it would appear stress plus THIS
Yes, that would be a 3.2 pound gain this week. Add that to the 1.4 pound gain last week and I've managed to pack on 4.6 pounds in 2 weeks. Just the other day I was watching the Biggest Loser and commented to a friend how I couldn't believe the 18 year old (Blake is her name I think) could gain so much weight in one year. Then, this morning, it hit me. 4.6 pounds every two weeks would result in about a 120 pound gain over the course of the year.
Now, do I really believe that this time next year I'll weigh 270 pounds? Absolutely not. But it's scary how fast weight comes back on.
It doesn't matter if you bike for an hour, do 100 squats and lunges, or spend 4 hours running on the weekend. What you put in your mouth counts more than the exercise.
If you treat every day like long run day, you WILL gain weight. Even a 20 mile run doesn't entitle you to to eat all the things. I ate and drank entirely too much this weekend and last weekend. That was very clear. I'm terrified that this trend will continue after race day. I was so proud of myself for getting back into my "skinny" jeans and now I'm disappointed for blowing it all so quickly.
I wasn't even sure if I should post this today but I'm just trying to keep it real. And right now, reality sucks.