Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sometimes I Don’t Understand My Weight

When i lost all the weight I did I knew I was going to gain some back.  No question.  I did weigh a mere 150 pounds at one point after all.  I knew it was up to me to control how I gained back the weight that came and I feel like I have done a great job at that.  The scale at the gym telling me I have single digit body fat percentage confirms that I am right on this matter.

I have weighed about 165 pounds for almost a year now.  Some days it’s 163, some it’s 166, but on average.  Until yesterday.  I stepped on the Wii Fit scale and it came up with 167.5.  Now I know, what you might be thinking “What’s the big deal?” and you are right. My concern is not really with that number itself.  It’s just that I don’t understand where it came from.

Saturday I ran and did karate in the morning and then played two games of hockey in the evening.  I ate and drank lots and when I weighed myself Sunday morning I was at 164.6 pounds.

Sunday I went to the gym at mid day, and did the work out that I posted here.  Lots of strength things and a 5k run.  I didn’t eat that much either.  But when I weighed myself Monday morning I was up 2.4 pounds.

Sure some of that might be that I was still a bit dehydrated on the previous day, but I find it hard to believe I gained a pound of muscle on top of my usual fluxuation in one day, I assume muscle due to the work out and my eating that day.

I’m not necessarily upset by it.  As long as my current size in pants still fits and my shirts hang the same way on me then I know I’m not putting on weight in the wrong areas.  If my sleeves get a little tighter I’m alright with that!  It’s simply confusing sometimes to do a workout that a couple of years ago would have had me drop three pounds in one day now has an effect that I can’t comprehend.


  1. Hi Chris! I am personally prone to gain a little water mass in my muscles after strenuous workouts but if this is unusual for you, maybe you're just gaining more muscle mass? You have been really active...

  2. I should have such problems. When I gain a pound I know where it came from. It was from the entire box of Little Debbie snack cakes I consumed.