Flunctuations and reality check
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The flunctuations on the scale from day to day can be anywhere from 1-3 lbs for me. So I have learned that is my "normal." However, what else is becoming normal is the high weight keeps creeping up by 1 lb so that today was my "scream" weight. It was a 3 lb jump from yesterday so was unexpected. The reality check is the I have hit that number 2 times in the past month or so. Before that, the last time I saw that number was when I was losing and passed it on the way down. I know exactly what is triggering the weight gain and how to lose it. The problem is accepting the facts. For me, it is not calories in, calories out. It is definitely what type calories are going in. Carbs definitely cause a climb on the scale. Yes, I know I don't actually gain 3 lbs overnight, but the reality is that the high number is climbing. Having cake, processed foods and my body reacts by holding onto every calorie. What is ironic is that I don't even like the birthday cake I have eaten the last few days, nor the multigrain cereal (glad that cake is gone). But to have healthy meals, which I do enjoy, I have to plan, and the rebel in me seems to bulk at times. It is a process for me to accept that this is how it is for me. Even though it is good for me this way, I like the foods, I am still resisting the truth. Its like I can play lets make a deal - I will eat this cake for lunch (about same calorie count)- so it won't matter. But the deal maker is out - the scale is telling me differently. I also know what is good nutrition wise, but I figure I can do this for a day or so and it won't matter. Yet the scale is telling me it does matter, and I have to learn and accept this is the way it is. Planning is not big on my radar, but I like the results soooooo....time to accept reality and act accordingly.