weight was at 214 for 3 days in a row, so i was assuming that was my new set weight. but somehow my weight bounced back up to 217. i do not understand why. calories have been at a reduction or maintenance level, so where did the weight come from? my only guess is the weight gain is due to switching back to heavy lifting (5 to 8 reps). cant imagine that i could regain muscle that quickly. maybe its just the muscle holding onto more water weight for recovery, because i have been sore as hell. switching to decaf coffee, which removes the diuretic, is probably involved too. on the other hand, i definitely haven't gone into a catabolic state.
modified plan is to stay on reduced calories til the end of the year. lift for strength this month and size in december. also still modifying what i eat to get more good fats and less carbs for a 25% fat/35% carbs/40% protein split.