Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I have congestive heart failure and sometimes that causes me to retain water. Two weeks ago, I had a flare and gained 8 pounds! My legs were so swollen that I didn't even have ankles, they went straight into my feet. Since I've been told that you can retain a quart of water in your legs *without* even seeing it, I must have been retaining about a half gallon in each leg.
This is very frustrating because I had finally "broken" 220 and had hopes of getting to onderland before the end of the year (or at least early next year). That won't happen now. It could take weeks for the water to go away despite the medication.
It didn't help that in my frustration, I made no effort to control my eating last week and actually ate 3000 calories one day and more than 2000 calories daily for the rest of the week. But that is just an excuse. I'm determined to do better this week.
Do you have a health condition that can derail your weight loss program without warning? How do you handle it?