Frustrated this week!
That’s 0.6 lbs up this week. Typically, I have a pretty good idea of whether or not I will gain, lose, or maintain when I step on the scale each Tuesday morning. Last week, I figured I’d gain or stay the same–I had eaten a lot and only gotten 18 activity points. This week, however, I was SURE that I’d lose when I stepped on the scale yesterday morning. I got 30 activity points this week between 1 zumba class and 18 miles of bike riding!! I also ate only my activity points in addition to my daily points as well as 10 of the 49 extra points. That is typically my formula for maximum weight loss. Sigh. Alas, I was disappointed to see a 0.6 gain.
I think that this must be muscle building from all the bike riding I’ve been doing–18 miles is a lot of bike riding in one week, probably more than I’ve ever done. There’s also a slight possibility that I am due for an upped dosage on my thyroid meds. Last time my thyroid meds needed upped, I either gained or maintained for an entire month and a half despite my best efforts to eat right and exercise. That was a year and four months ago, so it may be time for another upped dosage. I’ll get my blood drawn at the end of the week to check–I was supposed to do that 4 months ago, oops!
Either way, this is not going to de-rail me. I have been doing this weight-loss journey thing for almost 2 years now, and these weeks TOTALLY happen to everyone…does it make it less frustrating? No. But the difference is that I won’t let it get me down, make me quit, or spite-eat. (Which, btw, I have discovered that I am totally a spite-eater…a bit different than a stress-eater…I eat when I’m angry, lol). So, still chugging along over here. I do have some NSV’s this week that I’ll wait to share until tomorrow’s post, but I am focusing on those. They’re what matter, anyway!
Hope you all have great weigh-ins…see you tomorrow!