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I think my carbo loading of last week has caught up to me

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Last week when I had to carbo load for a couple days and increase my calorie intake some I thought I got away with it. Today I think it caught up with me. No this was my bathroom scale and not the WII scale I use for my official weight but it shows me up about two lbs today. I am hoping its water weight as I tend to hold water during full moons (how weird is that?) and I hope it sheds quickly but it was discouraging lol.

So this am even thought I was already above my fitness minutes and my fitness calories for the week I hoofed it out for a walk :)

The weight is taking its sweet time thats for sure but I know part of it is when my porphyria rares its ugly head, or if my daughter has a week long hospital stay (twice in last six months) my eating suffers and my exercise for that matter, so that I have lost 22 (well 20 now lol) in 8 months isnt bad, it just isnt where I had hopped to be.

Not all is lost as my mother, who never has anything nice to say, actually said I didn't look so much like death warmed over and my health had to be improving, that my dark circles were better. I also ran into one of my volunteers and they told me I looked fabulous :)so like the engine that could (can you tell my volunteer job is with kids books) I will keep trudging along and saying "I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!"
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    Please remember you are a lady. You have millions of wild hormones running around doing lady and many other healthy human things. We are designed immune weakest about 14 days per moon cycle to let that foreign material (impregnating substance) in. If we were strong all month long there would not be a next generation. From ovulation to the end of cycling is the full half of a month. Water weight is not the only change during this cycling. We tend to catch the flu at this weaker side, too.

    This experiment of carb load may have hit that weaker side and stayed. We actually have less energy in this side. Try at post cycling/end of red time. Maybe a carb-less load would work? More sleep more vitamins; more enzymes at the time of a hot stressing challenge? Or maybe you are allergic to those particular carb foods causing a temporary scale climb. Sounds like you are doing fine. We all want a rush job on the weight lose efforts. Whatever it takes to alter for a preferred outcome; I wish you the best. I am proud of your endurance to do this experiment you set out for yourself. The loving STRESS of a hospital event sure would contribute! Remember: You are fabulous!

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