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Sunday, October 27, 2013

my weight is up today. 108......Originally my goal weight was 110 but when I got down to 105-106 I felt better, more energy and not as much bloating in my belly....yep as we age that darn belly wants to puff out. I know many of you might thing I am crazy concerning myself with just a few pounds but I want to pay attention now before it just keeps creeping up. The crazy part is that I thought I ate very well yesterday. I ate my normal breakfast of egg beaters, half avocado and slice of gluten free bread. Then lunch was non fat Greek yogurt, banana, almonds and blueberries. Then I went out to dinner with cousins that I haven't seen for years with their children and grandchildren(totally fun). I had the sea bass and veggies only. And of course no drinking. So I was a bit shocked to see the gain this morning. Anyway the good news is that I know I will go back to eating my normal way for the next couple of days and hopefully the couple of pounds will leave me. I do feel bloated so there must have been tons of salt in the food at restaurants. I just don't think that you can eat out and lose or even maintain even when you make good choices.

Maybe I am being punished for "sneaking" out with my cousins and all as I didn't tell my Mother or Sister about it as I wanted to go alone. The two cousins I got together with were from a family of 7 kids and when I asked about a couple of the others.....they said they didn't see them...and not a good I guess all families have their issues. I know I was selfish but I just wanted to interact with my cousins alone. It was fun. Maybe that is why the "fat God" added a couple of pounds to me for "sneaking" out.

I do hope you all are doing great this week end.
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    I don't think the "Fat God" is punishing you; it was probably the salt. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with your cousins, and you weren't selfish not inviting your mom and sister!!!!
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    1634 days ago
    The "fat God" is just jealous!
    1634 days ago
    I am sure the restaurant food was loaded with things not good for you. Even when you are thinking you are making good choices, they are loading the food with flavor enhancers that are not good for you. They use artificial flavors, sugar alcohols . and other things for flavoring. Blame it on the American diet
    1634 days ago
    Sounds like you are making great food choices. Keep up the good work.
    1634 days ago
    Linda has a good point. Most restaurant meals have a lot of sodium! That would definitely put your weight up and make you feel a bit bloated. Give it a day or two and you'll be right back where you want to be.

    I really doubt that being respectful to your cousins' wishes and going it along has anything to do with it. emoticon Besides, you are such a good person only good things would come to you if that was the case!!!! emoticon
    1634 days ago
    I don't think so.
    1635 days ago
    I've had a bloated belly for the last few days. Up 4lbs and not sure what to about it.
    1635 days ago
    Funny how we get into the habit of thinking that we "have" to be with certain others when visiting this or that relative! Glad you and the cousins got together the way you did! Ok, so the restaurant food may have salted on a few pounds; you monitor your weight carefully, so we ALL know that those pounds WILL shed themselves. Think I've said this to you before but just in case I didn't? Your vigilence over maintaining the weight that is best for you is healthy and wise! In fact, this is a grand example for anyone who is nearing goal and thinking, "ahhh now I can sit back and relax!" Maintenance can be harder than losing simply because the support network changes even when one does not become complacent! Your method is the right one!
    1635 days ago
    I agreed with all the comments that have been made! Enjoy and do not feel guilty, waste of energy.
    1635 days ago
    Gotta be the sodium-
    all restaurants do it to me!
    1635 days ago
  • LIS193
    Restaurant food is high in sodium - especially in the US! Take a deep breath, drink lots of water and you'll be back on track.
    I agree with you to nip those creeping pounds in the bud (butt Ha!) It all adds up... I am still up from my "happy weight" but at least in an acceptable range. Better catch it now while it's still minor..
    1635 days ago
    Funny that you would think you're being punished for sneaking out...
    Don't let crazy thoughts get the best of you :)
    Always best to self-correct right away. In my opinion that's key to successful maintenance.
    Glad you're enjoying your visit with your family.
    Have a wonderful SparkDay.
    1635 days ago
    When I get out of town my weight goes up and down too! Don't worry about it.... when you get back home your weight will get back to normal. Just enjoy the time you have with your family! Have a wonderful day!
    1635 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2013 10:55:44 AM
    Sallie - my guess is your guess is right - it's the salt. Gosh the last time I went out to eat and had a grilled trout and **told** them to cook it without salt, I could still taste the salt.

    You'll lose it right away.

    And aren't families the funnest ever?? I would never imagine that you're being punished with weight gain for seeing your cousins, but it does sound like doing so put you under some stress.

    So salt plus stress = two pounds???

    Never fear. You'll lose it today!!
    1635 days ago
    OMG . . . being punished because you wanted to spend time with your cousins without your Mom? NO WAY! And are you crazy to get a jump on it now?? DEFINITELY BO WAY! As _LINDA said, consider that no matter how carefully you chose in a restaurant, the food is going to have way more salt in it than you would use prepping the food yourself. That's point #1. Point #2 -- have you considered that Greek Yogurt is very inflammatory? I know, I know. I love it! But I can only have it as a treat and know that a day or two afterwards, there will be weight gain, bloating.

    You're doing well! Don't beat up on yourself. You did just fine, and doesn't seem like there's anything you would want to change in the decision you made, either.

    1635 days ago
    all the restaurants add salt to the seasoning process so yep water retention
    1635 days ago
  • DOXMOM51
    Sallie, glad you had a good time with cousins "on your own". I commend you for watching closely even a few pounds...This time- I am paying attention to slight gains as it takes a lot to lose just one pound, and to establish a new comfortable weight (regardless of what that number happens to be). Sure you will say bye to pounds soon.
    Keep having Fun. Karen

    1635 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Yes Sallie, even healthy restaurant meals have lots of sodium. They have to have food that won't spoil, be well preserved, especially in meats. Most people prefer the taste of salted things. No worries you will drop it in no time!
    Its not selfish to want to spend time with relatives you rarely get to see.
    Enjoy your time as much as you can, in your own way!
    Have fun!
    1635 days ago
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