Weeks 5 and 6

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hello! I'm sorry for missing last week's blog! Last week went well, except Sunday. I don't know why, but my body went insane on me again! I felt weak and exhausted! I needed food so badly that I just had to eat and eat! I couldn't stop myself! This was made worse by us having Indian take away that night. It was a planned thing and I was trying to compensate for it, but I just couldn't. We could have had it Monday or later in the week, but I was worried that the same thing would have happened again if I tried to do some pre-event compensating. Oh well. I think I have been over working myself and not eating enough again. For most of the 6 weeks, I have been burning over 3100 calories a week, while eating only 1380 calories a day. Maybe I need to increase my food intake a bit because of the medication kicking in? I think my energy requirements have changed now that my metabolism is working again (I think it is anyway). This week went well, except I went a little crazy on the bread I made on Saturday! My fault this time! I just couldn't resist it! I'm back on track now, though! I have decided that I will only make bread every second week, in case I have trouble controlling myself again. Oh! I finally worked up the courage to buy some scales! I used them for the first time on Friday and I got the shock of my life! I NOW WEIGH 51.9KGS!!!! I'M BACK TO WHERE I'VE STARTED!!!! But how?!?! I feel so firm and my pants a now much looser! I nearly cried! But instead of panicking, I took out my 'tape measure' (which is really my Tae Kwon Do belt! I should really get a proper one! They are cheap!) and I am 9cm smaller than the last time a measured myself! WTH?!?!?!?! How did that happen?! Surely I couldn't have put on THAT much muscle? It wasn't water retention, because that always makes me feel fat! And it isn't my metabolism stuffing up, I am being treated now and if it was I would be fatter! So it has to be muscle! I PUT ON ALMOST 2KG OF MUSCLE?! OOOMMMGG! How did I manage that?! Well, in body pump I am now using 20kg when I do squats and I use 15kg for the chest and back. But I have only added weight for the squats recently. Everything else is still the same. Maybe it’s the meds? I read somewhere that hypothyroidism can make it difficult to increase muscle mass. Well, I had no trouble with that even when things were going really badly. So maybe now the meds are making it even easier! Whatever it the cause, my weight gain and lost inches caused me to change my priories. I think because the fact that I have somehow put on so much muscle, that going back to 48kg is a bit extreme. I would be very unhealthy for me to get down to that weight again! So I have changed my goal weight to 50kg to take into account the muscle I have gained.

But anyway! Here are some pics of the bread I have made over the last two weeks! Bye all!

Basic whole meal and white flour bread

Whole meal and white flour bread with honey, walnuts, dates and cinnamon thrown in! YYUUMM!

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    Measurements are so much more of a guide to progress than the scale. I am challenging myself to only weighing monthly - haven't been able to do it yet!!
    2168 days ago
    Hi there! The bread looks great - very tempting, to be sure! It's something I try to restrict though because food that metabolises as sugar tends to make my FM symptoms worse. So I try to just 'eat with my eyes'... I think we all have days when we need food to refuel, and since your expenditure of energy is quite high, it's probably to be expected. The proof is in the measurements though, so the 9 cm tell the story - woo hoo for you! It sounds like 50kg is less extreme a goal than 48kg - and not that far from your current 51.9kg. You are doing great! Have a wonderful week and keep warm over there!

    Hugs, Nattacia

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    2168 days ago
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