DAY#196 - Record Breaking News. . .
Today I write to you after breaking a new record. For the first time in 2 months I am more than 2lbs over my last HCG dose weight. Our family went away with friends over the weekend and I decided to eat what I wanted. I wasn't a glutton and did estiamte calories but I ate anything I wanted within my calorie boundary. I ignored my choice to limit carbs & sugars. I went out to eat (some yummy baby back ribs with sauce), had dessert and enjoyed myself. I didn't step foot onto the scale the whole weekend, it was a different feeling.
Not the best news to confess, but I am not worried. I kinda planned this experience. I wanted to know what would happen and how my body would react to a weekend splurge. I had some smaller splurges in the past few weeks which had never even pushed me out of my weight zone. So it was time to really kick the tires and see how my body reacted. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive stepping onto the Mr. Scale this morning. I had no idea what it was gonna tell me. The best result would have been my weight being within range, but that didn't happen. I currently need to loose about 2lbs to get back within my weight zone.
So the test is on. Today I am committed to eating my standard 'diet' of food higher protein & natural fats, lower in carbs. I am excited to see what Mr. Scale has to say in over the next 48 hours. My hypothesis is that my hypothalamus will take over and bring my weight back to its 'normal' level and any extra water I retained will leave my body too. I hope to be back within my normal weight range ASAP. It is important for me to know that I can have a bad food day every once in a while and my body will bounce back.
I will let you know how it goes.
I made some observations this weekend that i need to learn from.
--I do not drink enough water when I am away from home. It is harder to get my water from little bottles and I just do not drink enough.
--After eating something containing a lot of sugar/starches I definitely crave more food.
--If I allow myself to fall back into old habits, they are waiting. It would be a a very easy fall.
--One splurge day and then a normal eating day is fine, a few splurge days in a row can start to build against me.
--Even though I am up a few pounds, my clothing do not know it they still fit the same way, so that is not a good judge of initial weight gain.