Monday, March 08, 2010
My frustration and puzzlement are mounting. I KNOW I was "good" all week, and I was below 190 lbs. for 4 days running. But today I got on the scale to find a 1.2 lb gain for the week. Surprise! And disappointment.
I thought I'd have a 1 pound loss to report. Magical thinking I guess. I fixed a Crockpot recipe of potatoes, onions, and beef roast (a very lean eye of round). I ate the onions and beef, the potatoes were for Ken. Did the potatoes "cross-contaminate" the onions and beef? That is the only thing I can think of that might possibly have gone wrong yesterday to make me show a gain.
I've low-carbed before, happily, tastily, and successfully. I haven't changed what I used to do to achieve success. I EXPECTED that it would be slower this time , but honestly, slower still means that I would be losing at least SOME weight!
Maybe, I am not being strict enough? Maybe I am dieting at the level I reached at the END of my last weight-loss phase (Stabilization/maintenance)? I really hate feeling like I am wasting my TIME and ENERGY! Maybe I am simply eating way too much. It doesn't feel like it! It is hard to tell using the nutrition tracker on this site. My calorie intake is okay, but my carbs are ridiculously high, according to the site. I think that is because there apparently is no fiber deduction. And generally, my protein level is fine, and my fat is 50% or better. So I look good on paper except for the carbs.
So next week, I shall try to do induction and be very strict with my carbs and see if that has an effect. I wouldn't put it off except that I'm going snow-skiing. Hope the outfit still fits!