Oh boy. I've spent the past two weeks without any red meat or dairy. AND. I. GAINED. A. POUND. AND. A. HALF. You don't even know how bad that sucks. I stayed within my calorie range, and all my other ranges, too,I ate really good, no sweets to speak of, and I felt GREAT! Thought to myself, MAN! you must have lost 5 lbs. this week!! I felt so good about what I was doing, and I hardly even missed the red meat and dairy. I exercised nearly everyday, for at LEAST 15-20 minutes. Then I got up Saturday morning, and weighed. HOLY COW!! 273.4. FUUUUUUUUUUUC-K. all the air went out of my balloon.
I know. Muscle weighs more, the exercising everyday is probably what did it, sometimes you gain before you lose, I already told myself all the LOGICAL, sane reasons. But that doesn't keep the little kid in me from STOMPING UP AND DOWN, SCREAMING at the top of her spoiled little lungs, NOT FAIR! NOT FAIR! NOT FAIR! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Whew! that feels better. Now. I'm still going to stay off the dairy, because I don't feel so mucous-y, and I don't wake up in the morning with a wad of phlem in my throat. So I see the benefits of that. And I'm taking a calcium supplement to make sure I'm getting enough. As for the red meat, well, I think it is better for my liver if I limit it to once every couple weeks or so. We've been increasing our consumption of wild-caught fish from Costco, and we go down to the wharf here and get other wild caught fish, so I think that is better for both of us than red meat. And I think I might have to change my fitness goals again. But DAM-MIT!!! I really, really, really wanted to be below 270 this week. And I only had TWO POUNDS TO GO to reach that little short goal.
Oh--oops--I forgot what I actually started writing this about! hehehe Yesterday, I was so discouraged, and it was Father's Day, so the husbeast and I drove down to this little greasy spoon place that he likes on the coast, and I had a cheeseburger. Then we came home and later on he went out and got KENTUCKY FRIED of all things. This is his first Father's Day without his father--he passed away Thanksgiving. So he was all fiddle-faddled yesterday and he is an emotional eater. I didn't make a fuss--I ate right along with him. A 3000 calorie day. With just coleslaw and fake mashed potatoes for vegetables all day. I DID drink my vegetable juice for breakfast, though, so I guess that is better than nothing. But WOW. I can see how I got this big, by eating like that everyday like we used to. Uggggh.