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.