Generally when a weight loss blogger isn’t talking about weight it’s because a) they’ve stopped checking and caring about the scale or b) they are gaining weight.
For me, it’s the second one. Sort of.
This week I’m up a few pounds.
Current Weight: 209.2 lbs
Previous Weight (2 weeks ago): 207.4 lbs
Weight Loss: +1.8 lbs
Weight Loss Total: – 41.8 lbs
Starting Weight: 251
I admit, those numbers don’t look good.
I’ve been weighing myself every day this week (I’d stopped that for a while) and it’s been an interesting ride.
Mon – 208.8
Tues – 206.9
Wed – 206.5
Thur – 210.4
Fri – 207.6
Sat – 206.1
Sun – 209.2
Yikes. So today on my “official” weigh in day I’m at 209.2, which sucks for my blogging and record keeping. But am I really at 209?
Looking at the last week there is a clear pattern. Every day after I ate a meal out or consumed a lot of salt I was up. After my Sunday eats I was up to 2.5 pounds. After my Mexican food dinner on our anniversary Wednesday I was up almost 4 full pounds. And after yesterday’s kebab and fries I’m up 3 pounds.
Even with eating healthy food for the rest of the day those meals seem to push me up several pounds. I believe it is because of the sodium contained in the food. Whenever I eat out a meal or two the next day I’m up on the scale and usually feeling bloated.
My engagement ring is actually a really good gauge of this occurrence. Normally it’s pretty loose on my finger but when I woke up this morning it felt *tight* around my finger where yesterday it felt fine and loose. I’ve never given much thought to feeling “bloated.” As a very obese girl it wasn’t even a concept for me. I was just so big there was no difference between feeling “normal” and “bloated.” Plus, I ate fast food and salt foods every day, so I was probably constantly having this problem. But now I’m noticing that my body responds strongly to salty, greasy foods.
At first I didn’t want to believe this happened, but after tracking and watching it happen time and time again, I’m starting to see that it actually does. I’m not sure what this will mean but I probably need to give considerable thought to eating out at all. On the other hand though, I do like food from restaurants and since the results are only temporary (if not fun) I might just deal with it.
And regarding the weight today? I guess if I don’t eat much sodium and drink plenty of water I’ll be back down in a couple days. I’ve been hitting the gym (woohoo!) despite my head cold and I know that ultimately I’m making my body better and stronger. Because I’m doing all the good things I’m trying not to let the weight get to me. I know that eventually I’ll get past 200, even if it’s like my own personal Everest.
This week I want to:
1. Hit the gym 4 times at least.
2. Not eat out at all after today. I want to go a full week without any food other than what I prepare (which is pretty much salt free) and see what happens and actually make some progress and “officially” hit the next 5 lbs down.
3. Stop caring what anyone thinks about me. Or my blog. Or my weight loss progess Or anything I do. Because I’m awesome. ;)
Have a great Sunday everyone!
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