Accentuate the Positive?

+5lb gain over the past week At least I had lots of fun at the wedding. Reasons for the gain: 1. not a lot of activity (I was in a car a...

+5lb gain over the past week
At least I had lots of fun at the wedding.

Reasons for the gain:
1. not a lot of activity (I was in a car a lot)
2. only got to the gym once at the hotel
3. didn't eat enough fruit & veg
4. didn't drink enough water
5. drank too much alcohol
6. didn't sleep enough
(7. PMS weight retention?)

But now that I know the reasons, and these are things I can fix (and/or aren't part of my regular life), I think the 5lbs knows they won't be hanging around too long.

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9 comments

  1. Pffft!! Five pounds is nothing, and the joy of celebrating this wedding was well worth the price!

    Now go drink some water.

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  2. Progress, not perfect, eh?

    I think most of the gain was from coming back and feeling ravenous. I don't know where that came from.

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  3. I think, as long as the weight-gain has been caused by all those factors rather than just all from eating crap (and let's face it, gaining 5lbs just from eating would require a special kind of determination!) the weight will fall back off you much quicker and easier as you get yourself back to the lifestyle your body has become accustomed too.

    When i went off-plan for a few evenings last weekend, the scales on monday morning rewarded me with a 7lb gain but today i am 10lbs lighter in just 5 days according to the same scales. Have i actually lost 10lbs? Not a chance, it was just my body clinging onto the water because i wasn't giving it enough and i consumed alcohol.

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  4. Phil: I think you make a really great point. I didn't eat crap. Even when I had the opportunity (like the ice cream cake) I didn't. I didn't overdrink on high-calorie drinks (I stuck with champagne, stoli & soda, wine) and i made sure to fill up on fruits & veg whenever possible (ordering double veg instead of carbs whenever possible).

    I think once I'm back into the swing of things my body will do what yours did -- snap right back into place.

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  5. That's funny, when I look at those pictures I see a radiant, happy lady. Not 5 pounds :)

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  6. I hate these setbacks but each time I have one I remind myself, this is not a race, or a destination. This is my life, forever, like the insulin dependent diabetic, if I want to live a healthy life, I can't do everything that I want all the time. I can do anything, in moderation, if I balance the efforts required to keep myself in check. I totally get that, and it sounds like you do too. We're not alone and we both can do this!

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  7. It'll be gone in no time. You're doing so well, and at least you KNOW why you had that gain. What's that they say? Admitting that there is a problem is the first step to fixing it.

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  8. Those five pounds do not stand a chance of hanging around on you. You had fun, you took a break. I'm sure those pounds know this was a temporary visit and that they wont need much of a nudge to send them on their way. But still, why nudge them, slap them up & down just for the fun of it.

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  9. Thanks everyone -- I know these lbs aren't staying, but I think it's hard for anyone trying to lose weight to see a gain.

    It's just a reminder that yes -- this is not a race... it is a journey.

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