Saturday, March 02, 2013
I've been upset since I'm still losing weight. I ate much more than usual yesterday. I went out with my son and I planned to eat well as much as I could comfortably. It turned out that it wasn't comfortable on the way home since I got horrible gas. I wouldn't call it a cheat day since I'm on maintenance and it was planned.
Anyway, back to being upset about losing weight. The scale is higher than it has been today (124) since I ate a lot yesterday and I always gain two or three pounds temporarily after eating more food than usual. That weight comes off in two to four days without me doing anything about it. I tell myself it takes a lot of water to digest carbohydrates and that is the cause of the temporary weight gain.
My weight before seeing my son was 122 pounds. I haven't been that light since I was sixteen and I had health problems. Being that small again reminds me of that. I tell myself that continuing to lose weight isn't a sign of ill health on its own. I'm going on a walk in a few weeks. I don't know if I'll have to start in April since I need to use all my money to fix my tooth. I might be able to go this month anyway.
Walking all those hours a day with 25 pounds or more on my back is likely to burn lots of calories. I might need to eat a lot more than I do now to keep my weight up as a walk from Georgia to Maine. My appetite might adjust naturally. I might even gain weight due to my appetite compensating too much. I've gained weight while exercising many years before, but I've usually lose weight while exercising.
Since I had that awful pain last night from eating more than usual, it's not likely that I'll want to repeat that experience in the near future. I don't want to have that type of gas on the regular basis. I've been sick from eating more than usual more times than I care to remember (more than usual is often a restaurant size meal without a dessert). Sometimes, it's so bad that I spend the night on the toilet or vomiting or both. Last night, I got off easy.
Today, I don't feel like eating since I had such bad gas last night. Oh, well. I should get ready to go to the gym now.