I got down pretty low a few weeks ago without realizing it because I stopped weighing myself. After a comment from my fiance—he said I looked tired—I decided to hop on the scale. I weighed around 107.
Holy crap that was too low! Now I’m not saying that someone else at 5’3”, 107lbs wouldn’t be fine (107 is still within a healthy BMI), but 107 was too small for me.
A lot of times people say to forget the scale, etc., but it seems for me that the scale is a tool I need to make sure I stay on track. See, I didn’t really have issues with food like a lot of people do, my obesity was the result of boredom eating and poor education. I fixed both of those and it turns out I don’t really eat all that much. Not enough to support the kind of heavy weight training I like to do apparently.
I’ll have to treat gaining weight just like I did when I was losing.
I’m shooting for 120 actually. 115 was my happy weight, but I want to gain muscle too. I’m hoping to get to 120, but be the same size I was at 115. We’ll see how it goes!
I’m not eating at a super huge surplus so this will take quite a bit of time. That’s alright: this is life, not a race :)
As of yesterday I was at 110lbs. I still need to decide if I’m going to do weekly or daily weigh-ins.