I’ve done just about everything right, so why do I weigh so much? I’ve said this myself many times, and honestly, I’m suffering right now from a bout of the “Ugly Scale” disease. Before I start thinking it can’t be anything I’ve done wrong, I have to really look at everything I’ve done in the past two weeks to get to where I am today.
- I’ve been eating portions that are too large. Plain and simple. Even if you eat the right foods, in the wrong amounts, it will pack on.
- I haven’t been running. This one has been out of my control, but it exacerbates item #1. I want to run so badly, but as I’m still under the weather, I have to postpone any workout plans until my body is physically able to do the exercise. Above all, I have to be safe.
- I haven’t been sleeping enough. I have been getting between 6 to 6.5 hours of sleep a night when my body prefers 7+. I need to change this ASAP.
- I had a weekend full of alcohol and graze eating. This doesn’t happen often, thankfully, but it did happen recently and the scale is showing it.
- Having the flu has caused some weird stuff to happen with my body as I’ve been taking medicine. It’s possible that my attempts at remaining hydrated at all times coupled with medication has caused some water retention.
There’s always an explanation for weight gain. Always. Our bodies don’t just gain weight without reason. The first thing to look at is what has went through the lips. Second, is what has changed in activity, sleep, or wellness? Taken together, it paints a pretty bleak picture for me.
The good news is, as I’ve stated on this blog before, I know how to fix this, and I know how quickly I can and will see results. However, I’m going to take things a step further starting next week. I will have a blog post detailing that very soon.
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Hope you feel better soon! Maybe you could just walk instead of run for now. I find even a walk helps me sleep better and feel less antsy. I was wondering about portion control. The Whole30 is against portion control overall. But sometimes I feel like I’m eating TOO much fat. I think I’lll try a little less and see if I feel hungry.
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Thanks! When it comes to portion control, I agree with them that you shouldn’t really limit yourself, but at the same time, I know the effect of food on my body. I try to keep my portions reasonable, and in doing, don’t have to worry about being hungry too soon. I know I’ve eaten too much when my stomach is literally sore from being over-filled. I did that a few times in the past month. That’s not good at all!