Last night, the managing director of the office sent out an announcement about the Wall Street Journal accolades to the entire office, so I’ve been getting bombarded with congratulations e-mails from everyone I know and even a few that I don’t. This paper is a huge deal and I’m so glad that I got to work on it! We finalized the edits on it today, and it will hopefully be published next week. I’m not necessarily thrilled with the final product – we had a “professional” writer work on it, and I think his edits actually make the piece less punchy and harder to read than the draft we wrote – but it’s still really exciting.
However, the big news for me today is that I was finally able to weigh myself, for the first time in a few weeks (sad, isn’t it, that my weight is bigger news for me than the WSJ, but I’m counting the WSJ as yesterday’s news). Anyway, my weight is up. Way up. It’s really frustrating. I’ve definitely had some off days, but I thought I would actually be a little below where I was at my last weigh in (which was a little high). I’m basically at where I was in November, after only one month of eating healthy, instead of the 4 months I’ve been at this. Calorie counting and DailyPlate has become a lifestyle for me, and it’s really frustrating that it doesn’t seem to be paying off.
One thing I’m wondering is how running is affecting all this. According to a thread on the forums at Runners’ World, a lot of people gain weight when they’re running and training. However, the consensus seems to be that running makes you hungrier, so you eat more and negate the calories you burn. And that makes perfect sense. But what I’m wondering is… if I’m counting calories and watching every bite I put in my mouth, will running still cause weight gain? I know that weight is generally calories in needs to be lower than calories out, but that just doesn’t seem to be working for me lately. Anyone have any experiences to share?