I’ve pretty much always been one of those people who gets on the scale every day. I’m used to seeing fluctuations, so it doesn’t bother me. But I’m realizing that it’s a bit of a double edged sword. When my weight goes up, I chalk it up to regular fluctuations.
Yesterday, my dad asked me if I had gained weight.
Today, the scale was 20lbs over my lowest weight.
I’ve spent the last 6 months really pushing it with my eating. I’ve been grazing & snacking, which is a big no no. I told myself that I NEED to eat every few hours, which was true for the first 6 months after surgery. But I can eat more now, so what used to be ~200 calories every few hours has turned into 400+ every few hours, which is more than my body needs. And the carbs… my body REALLY doesn’t need all of the garbage carbs I’ve been eating!
Some people get to this place and decide they need to do a “pouch reset” or do some other “diet”. But “diets” DON’T WORK! So I’m not going on a diet, I’m just getting back to what I KNOW works: planning meals, tracking what I eat, protein first, eating slowly, eating when I’m hungry, stopping when I’m satiated, and sticking to healthy carbs.
So I’ve planned my meals for the week, prepped all of my food for today, and tracked everything in MyFP. I will eat my planned meals when I’m hungry, not when it’s “time” or when I need a distraction.
I’m not depriving myself & I’m not in a hurry to get these extra pounds back off & I honestly don’t even know how much I want to lose! I just know that I haven’t been doing a very good job of fueling by body, and my body deserves to get the fuel it needs!
I’m going to continue to get on the scale every day, and I’m going to be ok with fluctuations. But I’m going to log my weight on Mondays, and if I don’t start to see a downward trend after a few weeks, I’ll make adjustments and keep going.
Today’s weight: 164.8