Sunday, December 30, 2012

Weigh In and Stuff

I got on the scale this morning and as I expected, I was up several pounds from eating carbs and some junk this week. Last Sunday I weighed 211 pounds and today I weigh 218... a seven pound gain in a week. I did not eat nearly enough calories for much of that to be fat gain, but I do feel bloated and puffy. I ate way too much sodium and at least one off-plan thing each day this week. Once I get my carbs up like that at even one meal, it seems to snowball and I crave more and more carbs. Even this morning, I am craving carbs. I really want to whip up some biscuits and gravy right now! But instead, I am going to have 2 eggs and some turkey sausage. My veggie drawer is looking pretty empty right now, so a trip to the grocery store is in order. I do have an eggplant but need to figure out what to do with it.

Anyway, obviously I feel kind of icky and heavy like my digestive system is sluggish from all this "crap." As of right now I am done checking out. My head is back in the game... and the sharpened foot pain is a great motivator to eat well. I have some new special PF shoes and some MSM foot cream on the way and will share whether or not those make a difference.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Anonymous said...

Well. Under the misery loves company heading, we weigh about the same. (I'm at 215 this morning.) We got down to about the same stable low weight, too, if I remember. (For me, 175. The 169 I saw was way too brief to count.)

Sooooo. How bout lets commence to go DOWN the scale together and maintain our best weight together.

Sounds like a plan. I, for one, am pretty tired of this dance.


skinnyhollie said...

So sorry about the gain, Lyn. One thing I've learned in the last few weeks is that carbs crave carbs. I haven't mentioned it on my blog yet, but I've been going to OA meetings. One thing I've learned is that I can't ever "just take one bite" again. I know if I do, I will fall off the wagon so hard.

This addiction is just as real and terrible as any drug or alcohol addiction. But I am trying so hard to kick it, and I know you can, too! Peace and blessings in the new year.


Jac said...

I'm impressed that you can be somewhat annoyed by the gain, but not let it drag you down. You're good at keeping it in perspective - it sucks, but it's not a reason to binge and give up. Your awareness is awesome.

Gwen said...

Hi Lyn! Sorry things aren't going so well for you right now.

You might remember me from my old blog, as Sunny. Got a new blog since I'm back to square one. L ets make 2013 better!

Karen said...

I'm up today too. Hormonal, as my eating is on track. Onward! Stay 100% on plan with eating. Like Holly says- even 1 bite.

11 months into maintenance. 1 bite from going off track. It is what it is.

I'm doing a Whole30 in Jan. Take care and stay on your MF plan. No matter what. Time will pass, these problems will pass. Best to feel as good as we can.

Karen P.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Lyn-- I'm so surprised you had a 7 lb gain-- even though I'm sure it's largely water retention etc. I wonder if it's the Medifast that's making the gain so much easier. I do a low carb diet, and I find that it's SO forgiving-- I can go off plan for a week or two, (and when I say off plan, I don't 'binge' per se, but I eat out a ton and don't hold anything back), and I only see a 1-2 lb gain, at most. I have a very slow metabolism, but I feel like people normally just gain a couple of pounds when they eat really poorly for a while (and I don't even think you ate that poorly this week!), so seeing such a huge shift in weight in just a week is pretty surprisingly.

Anyway, these things can never really be explained-- let's hope it comes off as quickly!

Lyn said...


I have a long history of really rapid gains when I go from any low carb plan to higher carbs. I think my body is highly sensitive to wheat, sugar, and gluten especially and those foods cause inflammation/water retention in my body. As soon as I cut the carbs again, I am in the bathroom peeing 24/7 and drop several pounds in a day or two. Hopefully it will come off quickly again.

GenXblogger said...

Eggplant is awesome!! One thing I like to do is slice it and cook in a skillet with cooking spray - cook on both sides until cooked through, add some crushed tomatoes and laughing cow cheese or a slice of 2% swiss, cover skilled and cook til warm and melted.

Twix said...

Slice it, bathe in egg, coat in parmesean and bake it or fry it with a tad coconut oil.

I have a thing for coconut oil, using in lots of stuff. Goes great with coffee. Just be careful not to use to much. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I was anxious to see your weight loss this week as you remained the same last week. I haven't read your blog this week and didn't realize you were eating off plan.

I feel badly as I wanted you to lose. I just began MF today and want to be 100% on program as this cost me so much to purchase. Maybe that's part of the problem. They say nothing is free. If you were paying for your MF, would you be staying OP? I hope you get back OP and lose that weight. Think of your health. I wish you the best and I'll be back in a week to see if you mean business.