Today, I am fasting. I gained a pound yesterday, putting me slightly over 2 pounds. So, today I fast.
The thing is, I *totally* didn't deserve to gain a pound. I ate:
1 boiled egg white
4 bites of fat free cottage cheese
1/4 Mexican pizza (granted, this was FULL of fat but I really only ate 10 bites or so.)
12 +/- tortilla chips with pinto beans
2 corn tortillas with 96% fat free beef, fat free refried beans, a dab of sour cream and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese
1 bowl of Life cereal with almond milk
2 cups of coffee with creamer
Does that equal gaining a pound? No. Especially since I got sick after eating the tacos and threw up. (TMI, I apologize).
I'm a little fed up, but know there are several factors involved. I'm about to start my period, so I'm bloated/retaining water. I didn't drink nearly enough water yesterday. I need to have some waste management action.
I'm hoping that once my period starts, I go poo and all the water I'm drinking today kicks in that I'll be down again.
The thing is, it's never been this way before. I've NEVER gained this much, this easily after a round of HCG. I think quitting early and not going off properly has really screwed me up. I'm trying to be very careful because I refuse to gain back the weight I lost. I want to do my last round in April or so (hopefully Josh won't be working in another state Mon-Thurs by then) and I want it to be my last. If I'm careful and do it right, I should have between 6-11 pounds to lose to be at goal.
So we'll see. I'm super frustrated and a tiny bit scared about what's going on with my body currently. Most people do NOT gain 2-3 pounds in as many days while eating as little as I have been. I have not been pigging out. Well, the one day I ate 2 scones... that wasn't entirely necessary. One would've been sufficient. But one scone doesn't equal 2 pounds.
Also, on my Game Plan from yesterday... doing workout videos. Um, that's not working out so well. The thing is that I currently have 4 kids three days a week and am a single parent for 4 days of the week. That takes a lot of time and energy. If I want to do my videos that means I have to get up early, before the kids to do them. Cuz once they are up we are busy and going places. I don't have the energy to do it at night once the kids are finally in bed, that's for sure.
I feel at an impasse. I'm not sure what to do, besides very carefully monitor what I eat and strive for mostly lean meats and vegetables.
Julie-What was that shake stuff you mentioned in your comment? Do you get it online?
I've had a busy day today and I'm STARVING. I can't wait for dinner when I can have my steak and apple. :-P Hopefully I'll be down tomorrow, and not just by a little bit.
I'll check in tomorrow and let you know how I did!