Stress+ Food + no exercise = 1lb down?????

Friday, May 04, 2012

This morning I went to do my weekly weigh in - positive I had gained. But that was going to be okay as I had been under a lot of stress all week. My mom passed suddenly last Friday morning (no condolences please) - as an only child and my dad not being mobile it fell on me to take care of everything.

So as you can imagine stress level was running high - decided I wasn't going to worry about what I ate or to do my exercises for the week. Was way high on the calories - 1,500 to 1,700 each day (yes I still recorded it) instead of the normal 1,200. Ate french fries, chicken wings etc. Also did not exercise even once - usually do 30 min per day.

So I was shocked when I saw the scale - down a pound. I even weighed myself 3 times to check - thought it couldn't be possible.

So why did I still lose a pound? My weight loss had stalled - only .5 to a 1 for the past couple of weeks so is it like some people said - I wasn't eating enough and my body was holding onto it? Did my eating trigger something to help me get over the plateau?

I'm now going back to eating healthy and doing my exercise. I guess I will have to wait until next week's weigh in to see what happens then - hopefully i will see the needle move downwards again.

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    I used to drive myself crazy tracking calories in vs calories out. I finally just decided that my body isn't good at math!

    Just take care of yourself! Your health is more important than the fluctuations of the scale.

    2020 days ago
    Weird when that happens with weight. Hope you are doing all right.
    2021 days ago
    The body is a mysterious thing, is it not?? I hope this is the end of your plateau!

    2022 days ago
    Hope so too! You know what they say, we have to shake up our exercise and our diet once in a while. emoticon emoticon
    2023 days ago
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