I am going to blow of some stress with a bit of whining, and I hope you’ll indulge me.
It’s not fair! It’s not fair! It’s not fair! (OK, now I feel a liiiiiiiiiitle better)
Yesterday morning I had one of the most monstrous workouts of my life. I broke a personal record on the spin bike and was sweating rivers. It felt amazing.
Last night went to a wonderful dinner party. The hostess is a longtime friend of mine and fabulous Indian cook. She made an assortment of awesome dishes. I really went in there with a good mindset. I kept thinking, “your stomach is the size of your fist” and really took no more than a fist-sized total of food which I spread on my plate. I took about 2 tablespoons of rice and 1/4 round of naan. I had lots of water. And a glass of wine. Other people there were piling their plates high – maybe 4-5 fists worth. I did notice that our hostess, who is a TINY person – actually took quite a bit less than me – little puddles of sauce and some naan to sop it up. (even though she cooks fish and chicken, she is a self proclaimed pescatarian)
At dessert time, I took one bite of two different desserts, and nothing of the third. I was feeling so virtuous.
This morning: up two pounds. I wanted to cry. Maybe I did cry. Maybe it was water-weight. Maybe it was… I dunno. But I thought, HOW CAN THIS BE? How can I eat 75% less than everyone else there, be SO conscious, and this happens? WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
And today I begin my travels. I am tempted not to eat at all. Maybe I’ll fast all weekend. Maybe I’m having a temper tantrum. Maybe I’m… AGH. I don’t know.
Anyway, it will probably all even out. It’s not a huge big deal. It just made me want to sit down and put my head in my hands and wail, again,
IT’S NOT FAIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!
Okay. Tantrum over. Moving on now.
June 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm
Awwww….hang in there…you’ve done do good all of this time…and you probably right, those 2 pounds will probably even over the next week. Remember our weight fluctuates a lot each & every day.
June 11, 2009 at 4:56 pm
sodium. indian food has lots of sodium. no matter how LITTLE i eat, I gain POUNDS after one meal of indian food (soooo delicious but the spices make my body soak up water). keep up the good work, the water weight will be gone soon. 🙂
June 11, 2009 at 5:05 pm
Totally and completely not fair! Hate when that happens 😦
June 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm
That is totally unfair, and boy, I know the feeling of being jealous that other people can indulge more than I can.
However, I seriously doubt that number will “stick.” I suspect that it might be muscle swelling after your intense workout (happens to me) or water retention (especially if the food is saltier or spicier than you’re used to).
Hang in there and keep fighting the good fight!
June 11, 2009 at 8:51 pm
*HUGS* I second the sodium content. I’m on a pretty strict calorie reduction diet just to get the weight loss going (I have PCOS), so it’s easy for me to figure out what makes me gain.
I used a smidge of generic chicken stock one night so my veggies weren’t so dry and BAM! Up two pounds. Just like that. Turns out the stock I used has heaps of sodium in it.
I turned around and made some chicken stock from scratch with no added sodium. Lesson learned for sure. It’s amazing what sodium can do.
June 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm
And why DOES this happen? Sometimes I feel like I’m carrying all this water weight and I don’t get it. Is it the gods? or is there a scientific explanation? xo
June 12, 2009 at 4:10 am
Bummer. I so know that feeling. But it you look at the situation, it’s really a roaring success. You didn’t over indulge, you did exercise, you had a good time… it will all even out and it will all be ok, but meanwhile I’m singing with you, loud and clear “It’s Not Fair!!!”
June 12, 2009 at 6:56 am
I’m sure it’s nothing to be alarmed about! Have a good time in LA and don’t overdo it. You’ll be fine at your next weigh-in!
June 12, 2009 at 9:42 am
I am so glad that you posted the link to this blog on ReadingWritingLiving. I have to say the one time in my life that I was bummed I was thin was when you didn’t invite your thin friends over here 🙂 I have missed reading your writing and knowing what is going on… Will look forward to reading more about your awesome successes!!
June 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm
A pound change overnight is not a permanent thing. Its definitely the sodium and not permanent. Don’t worry about it.
June 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm
Don’t let it bother you – its just water weight – no big!
Glad you had a good time! Indian food is so intriguing to me because I love spicy, but I’ve never had it.
I’ve had this tandoori chicken recipe forever that I keep meaning to make – someday!