Okay, here is my dilemma.
I am wrestling for my high school team. I currently weigh about 158lbs or so when fully hydrated later in the day, and therefore would have liked to wrestle the 152lb weight class. However, a state champion on my team has finally gotten down from 170lbs into the 152lb weight class, and trashes me when we wrestle off.
My only option to make varsity is to wrestle 145.
So, here’s my weird scenario. This entire season, I have not lost ANY WEIGHT. I am consuming less than 1500 cals/day normally (around 1200), until night falls… and the cravings get intense. I will snack a good amount (although not a lot, like a scoop of ice cream, a few crackers/triscuits, a couple handfuls of cereals) and go to sleep. I can’t be getting more than 2,000/day… and my workouts for wrestling are INTENSE.
I am: 5’8.25, 17 years old, 158lbs (although I’ve weighed in at 152 a few times). I started the season this heavy, too! It’s been a month and NO SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS! My midsection (abs) look leaner, although I still have no 6 or even 4-pack… if I pull down the chub I can see separation between them for the first time. So my problem is: I’m not losing any weight. The good thing is, it seems like my midsection is getting leaner (although since I’m eating almost no carbs, my arms have seem to have shrunk…)
Does anyone have any possible explanations/solutions to this? I want to hit 145 in a week or two if possible, but I’m weighing 160 right now, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. We get 2lbs in a few weeks, so it will be the 147lb weight class, but even then, making 152 a week ago required a lot of running with sweats on…