This weekend will be all about rest and healing.
I woke up this morning feeling worse. The pain in my face was astounding. It took all my effort to get out of bed. Turns out, according to the doctor I saw this afternoon, I have a very compacted sinus infection. So now I'm on antibiotics, just like two of my kids who went to the doctor earlier this week. Everybody's tired, we're all a little cranky, and thankfully we have no obligations this weekend. So I'll make some chicken soup tomorrow and we'll all stay home and get better.
I've been thinking about the comments that I tweak my plan too much... that even though I have been focusing on staying low carb for months, I change the details too often. I dunno. Maybe. If I was switching from Weight Watchers to Medifast to Nutrisystem to Paleo, I'd agree that's excessive. But staying with a low carb plan since June adjusting my calories up or down in increments of 100, or changing my fat percentage and carb count to try and maximize my energy and minimize feeling icky, I see that as helpful. I mean, it makes no sense to me to just pick a level and stay there for months if that level is not getting me what I want. But then it is a delicate balance between waiting long enough to see the actual results, and waiting so long it is a waste of time doing something that doesn't work. I *have* found something that works, and that's keeping my carbs well under 100 and my calories at 1200 or less. When I say "works", I mean I feel good on it, I have better energy, I feel satisfied, and don't gain weight. The only thing really missing is weight LOSS. And I did drop a pound last weigh in so I feel I am on the right track. Staying off sugar and grains is a big part of my forever plan.
At the doctor today, I got on the scale because the nurse asked me to. I should have known better. I had my shoes on, my jeans, my jacket, my food and lots of water in my stomach, and saw 226. I KNOW I will see less at home, in the morning, without shoes and clothes and on an empty stomach, but still, it bothered me.
I think I will start posting my food on my blog again. I go through weeks where I do that, posting my stats, but it gets boring fast and I still get comments telling me my counts must be off, even though I measure with actual measuring spoons and cups and a digital scale. But I like to post them anyway just for my own info as I look back over my blog to see what I have done and how it affects my weight and health.
That's all for now... I am super tired and hoping to get some good deep sleep tonight.
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