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Went up in weight & stress

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ugh, so 4 days ago I gained 5 lbs despite eating the same stuff I've been eating for 2 weeks. I thought maybe I was getting close to my period and was bloated so I didn't think much of it. Since then I've dropped only 2 of those lbs and the rest has stuck with me. Plus I haven't gotten my period. WTF!?! I haven't lost a pound all week and it's really really discouraging me.

I'm also hella stressed at work and my ridiculously long commute is taking a toll on me. Maybe the stress is causing me to keep the weight but I'm not sure what else I can really do about that. I have a 2.5 hour commute one way to work so I end up being gone 13 hours a day. I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old who need me as soon as I walk in the door. By the time they both fall asleep around 8:30, I finally get to eat dinner even though it's way too late and I pass out....only to wake up 6 hours later at 4am to do it all over again. I'm trying to get a new job closer to home to help with this. But at this point I feel really really stuck and there isn't much else I can do to make my situation better.
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WOUBBIE 1/17/2013 7:28PM

    A couple of things to try to get things moving: first and foremost, make sure you're getting enough water and cutting down on caffeine. An odd fact is that you retain more water when you're slightly dehydrated. The cure for common water retention is to drink more!

Second, keep an eye on your fat percentage and make sure it's high enough. Yup. High enough. Most low carbers shoot for about 60-70 percent of calories from fat.

BMELT has good points too!

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BMELT2013 1/17/2013 9:52AM

    Your monthly may be affecting your weight. Also if you are doing weights sometimes it will cause your weight to go up a little. Muscle is heavier than fat. Try keeping track of your measurements. Sometimes you can see your results measuring yourself when you can't see them on the scale. Don't get discouraged, this is just a bump in the road.. Just keep at it and your going to see results.
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