It's probably water weight. Salt can cause retention of water, so I bet you will be lighter in a few days once you get back to eating right and drinking your water. Stress never helps and when you are not eating much your metabolism lets you know it.
I would not worry about it too much. But I know how frustrating it can be when you're not eating and the pounds start to appear. Hang in there. Slow and steady wins the race.
In the big scheme of things does it matter? Weight is weight, I'm sure it will come off as fast as it came on. It's probably because you didn't eat enough, didn't have healthy fresh foods, and got dehydrated. Stress holds on to everything.
Start fresh and think about how you can prepare in advance what you need when you are stressed. For me it's really difficult. But I do think it's possible.
1st Goal: 18lbs by June 1 - Met goal on 4/28
2nd Goal: Onederland by July 31
current weight: 211.0
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This has been the most stressful week since I rejoined SP 81 days ago. My scales tell me I've gained about 5 pounds... but I've actually eaten much less than my daily calorie recommendation.
Unfortunately, where I was on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday had little water (and I didn't take enough with me) and the ONLY food there was... was chips (two servings, I had), and red grapes.
I was doing HEAVY cleaning / lifting / moving / walking. And to top it off, I swam for about 75 minutes last night.
Did I gain 5 pounds of fat? I'm having a very hard time believing that (although it is possible) Or is this sodium bloat / water retention?
I'm back on track today (nutritionally / water)and will be back in the pool tonight. Stress level rapidly decreasing.
Advice? Suggestions? Help, please!
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