Keeping myself honest

Monday, April 26, 2010

I generally weigh every day. Keep telling myself I'm not going to do that as I know it's not healthy and all to often if I don't like what I see on the scale I'm irritated all day. Case in point, this morning. Now tomorrow is my "official" weigh in day. However- yesterday I got on the scale and holy smokes, I'm 190.6. The neighbors down stairs must think I'm crazy as I was literally jumping up and down. Then I made corned beef for dinner. Now generally I wouldn't eat corned beef, after all it has way too much sodium. Normally I would have just nibbled on this and that. But, it turned out to be the best corned beef I've ever made. I decided that I could have a serving of corned beef- after all it's only 140 calories for 4 oz and that's really not bad. I had lots of calories left for the day. Well I ended up eating 6 oz. Still not too bad- I stayed in my calorie range yesterday. What range I didn't stay in was my sodium. I got about 4 x the recommended amount yesterday and I'm only supposed to have half of the recommended amount. This morning I step on the scale and what do you know, 193.6. Now I realize this is more than likely water retention. All day I've made sure to keep my sodium level as low as possible. I can still feel it in my face. I've drank tons of black tea, lemon and organic apple cider vinegar. For dinner I'm having a can (yes a whole can) of fruit because other than some raw veggies, that will no doubt give me gas that I don't need right now, its the only thing I can find that doesn't have any sodium. My own stupidity and although I was angry this morning about it I've decided that I would eat the corned beef again if it's ever that good, I just won't do it the day before an "official" weigh in.

I figured I better write about it today because I've already been playing with the idea of not getting on the scale tomorrow or not recording. This is wrong and now I'll have to be honest tomorrow.

I'm still feeling that life is good!~
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  • ENUFF81020
    Our bodies have fluctuations and they don't care when we are going to get ont he scale. Drinking water to flush out the sodium and its effects is a good idea. Remember that if you doweigh in and have that sodium weight gain that it will be gone by your next weigh-in.

    Now, I hope that you're paying attentiontot he good things that you're doing. You are weighing your food, measuring carefully, getting your fluids in, staying in your calorie range. Those are all wonderful things and you deserve a pat on your back for your good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Keep up the good work and maybe, put your scale away for the week. Be good to yourself, you've earned it.
    3865 days ago
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