A few months in and confused
Well, since this is my first post I suppose I should give a little background. I've been the big guy all my life - From elementary school to present. Back in 03-04 I did the South Beach diet and exercise and dropped 50 lbs in 6 months. But, I gained it back when I moved to a different state and ended up living on my own. From there on I didn't really eat the best that I could have and gained it all back. I hit another hurdle with I was unemployed for a year and a half and had to switch medications(for money reasons). Between being unemployed and the medication taking every bit of energy and motivation away I packed on a bunch of weight. As of last summer I hit my peak at 443 pounds.
Now onto the good news, it wasn't too long after hitting my peak weight I found work and got back on my normal medication. Those two things seemed to turn me around. Between summer 2010 and April 2011 I'd dropped 80 lbs. In April I got a scale and started to track myself. As of today I'm down to 337. In mid March I really got myself motivated(thanks to a woman... there's always a woman, isn't there?) and kicked things up.
As for my question, I've noticed a huge fluctuation in my weight over the weekends. I keep to the same routine exercise and food wise. This weekend for Example: I started Friday night at 332lbs and this morning I was at 340lbs. What gives?
I'm eating under 1200 calories a day(on sunday I was probably up to 2000).
My exercise routine looks like this:
Mon-Fri: 1 hour in the morning and the evening on a bike 16-20mph
Sat-Sun: Same as M-F, but with an extra 1-2 hours on the bike
I also alternate every other day with dumbbells and sit/push ups
I know muscle weighs more than fat, and I've definitely gained muscle. I also know water retention can add to your weight. But really, gaining 8lbs over the weekend? It may just be me, but it seems a bit much and honestly has me confused. It's also discouraging, but I haven't let that stop me yet.