Monday, August 22, 2011

Disaster week woes

So, I was really concerned about my diet this last week when I went to weigh yesterday.  This has been a horrible week that I will write more about later, but I was pretty much forced to eat things that are *not* good for me almost all week.  I was also not able to drink the water I needed all week either.
I went with trepidation to the scales, emptied my pockets and took off my shoes, and waited for it to ding.  My heart sank.  I was back up a pound from last week.  Honestly, I almost cried.  I know it’s only one pound, but still.  I was so proud of myself last week having dropped two pounds and this week had to go so terribly wrong and I put half of it back on.  

Now, I should say that intellectually, I knew that it could be several things: gained muscle from all the manual labor I did this week with the disaster, water weight from my period, retaining water because I wasn’t getting enough.  Still, it was was heartbreaking to think that I had been working so hard and I had been sabotaged. 

I was however validated some today when I did, in fact, start my period.  Most women gain 3 to 5 pounds of water weight when they are on their period, so it looks like I have managed to stay on track after all.  I guess the real test will be to see how the numbers look next Saturday and the Saturday after that. 

Only time will tell…

1 comment:

  1. Do I have to say this again? It is NOT the number on the scale but the way you feel that determines success. If you beat yourself up about a bad day or two you are only setting yourself up to give up. Take it a day at a time and you will be fine. If your scale gets you this upset and the numbers mean so much to you, you might be better off throwing it away and buying a tape measure, which is a much more accurate way to track how big or small you are.


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