HCB's Journal, 08 July 2012

Is it easy to gain muscle weight? Could I have gained one pound of muscle in one week? Hmmm...followed diet 100%, exercised daily and drank tons of water. I don't want to delude myself...

Diet Calendar Entries for 08 July 2012:
1064 kcal Fat: 22.65g | Prot: 102.09g | Carb: 140.04g.   Breakfast: water, Egg White, milk, coffee, BabyBel light, eggland's best large egg, Pace Salsa, Trader Joe's stone ground white corn tortillas, Smart Balance Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray. Lunch: nonfat cottage cheese, Trader Joe's Turkey Jerky, Splenda, water, Strawberries. Dinner: Broccoli, scallions, chopped raw red bell pepper, Baby Carrots, boiled shrimp, egg white, Olive Oil, water, Trader Joe's Mango Butter, Smart Balance Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray. Snacks/Other: All Bran Buds, Splenda, water, Kashi Go Lean cereal, blackberries, cantaloupe, pineapple. more...
3513 kcal Activities & Exercise: Yard Work (gardening) - 30 minutes, Bicycling (slow) - 11/mph - 26 minutes, Bicycling (moderate) - 13/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 1 hour and 34 minutes, Sleeping - 9 hours, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 6 hours. more...
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Your weight can vary for so many reasons. I have followed my eating plan perfectly and had slight gains and other times exceeded my calories on a regular basis and had a loss. The overall trend is the important thing. 
08 Jul 12 by member: fatoldlady
Muscles hold water & NEED water when they are worked. "It" will all even out. Stay patient.  
08 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
Your weight history chart has that awesome downward trend!! Use the mirror to gauge your results as well. There's been many times where I've gained a pound or three but looked leaner. Mirror trumps scale in my opinion. I want to say that gaining an lb of muscle in a week is normal ;) 
08 Jul 12 by member: CJT1217
Thanks for the encouragement CJT1217 - I look smaller - but still have a pair of pants on my agenda I cannot yet zip! So want to build some muscle, and still lose fat in the same week! Humpf...miracles can happen, right? 
08 Jul 12 by member: HCB
I think the regular gain for muscle if you're trying is 1# per month. 
08 Jul 12 by member: JessWhatINeeded
Try not to stress over minor fluctuations in weight, as so many things can affect it. As someone mentioned earlier, it's the overall trend that counts, and yours is awesome!! Keep up the great work! 
08 Jul 12 by member: MrsB1228

     
 

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