So…I think I am being taught some kind of vanity lesson or something. Although I am not one to fuss and primp, I do like to be in shape and I do some crazy workout routines sometimes. But, as you all know ALL TO WELL, things have been backfiring for me in that area. I try to eat healthy and it makes me gain weight. I try a different route to be healthy…and it makes me gain weight. I eat unhealthily and I lose weight. What? Fruits and veggies and wheat do not seem to be my friend at the moment, but I will hopefully know more tomorrow.
My BMI is still super healthy and I still fit in my normal sizes, though tightly, but my weight has changed…and not for the better. (sigh)
So I wait for the answers to hopefully help in bringing down my weight and what happens in the meantime you ask….?
In the meantime, as in the past couple weeks, my foot has been sore. Every now and then it swells up slightly, no big deal…until Easter weekend. Easter weekend my foot puffed up like a balloon and as of today the Dr told me to baby it. (sigh again). And so I have to wait for my foot to heal. This will not assist me in my weight loss.
So I wait for my approved foods, I wait for my foot to heal, I wait for my weight. Maybe I am destined to be this weight forever. Who that be so bad? No. But I want to succeed in my goal. 🙂
Oh my goals…they were so close and now seem so far away. But I am not giving up, I am just discouraged.
Something is causing my body to hold onto extra weight….weight that is not consumed. I am suspicious that it is a gluten thing, but I am not 100% convinced. I know that when I am tired and hungry and the scale reads higher than in a long time my mind does not go to happy places. “Oh goody, I watched what I ate and worked my tail off and look what I have to show for it! More weight! Yay.” Boo. 😦
So I am not posting my weekly stats until I get this thing under control. As I say a lot, and I hope all who read this know: My weight is not the most important thing in my life. If I cannot eat certain foods so be it. Compared to the bagillions of other things going on throughout the world, I count my blessings. I am incredibly spoiled…I have a home and a loving family and friends and a pillow and food. Most importantly I have a loving Savior. Everything else falls short. Including the elimination of yummy-ness, as annoying as it may be. I do want to be healthy though…for me, for my family and to serve God. I know He doesn’t want me focused on food….He wants me focused on Him.
I am about to embark on crazy necessity. I am going to begin a 3 week elimination diet. Basically I can eat chicken, tuna, fruits and veggies…there are some other rules, but that is basically it. Some eliminate chicken too, but I know I am ok with chicken, so we are keeping that in. I am sure by the end of the 3 weeks I will be getting pretty creative with these limited ingredients. I sure hope that it helps me solve my issue. In the meantime if my dr tells me it is not necessary, I will quickly stop. I haven’t gotten in with her yet, though, and I know this was where we were headed last time I had these issues, so I figure I will get a jump start on it.
will keep you posted. And I will continue the weekly updates…even if they are a bit different for awhile.
Here it goes…weight a little more than last week, and honestly with my exercise and calories I am not sure why. But, it is what it is. Anyway, here are ALL my stats. Don’t do this all the time, so it is about time for a big update.
Waist at natural bend (right above belly button) = 23.5
Waist at belly button = 25
Stomach (including love handles) = 28
Thigh at widest = 19.5
Thigh in middle = 18
Biceps = 10
Forearms = 8
Hips = 34
BMI = 20
Body Fat percentages:
Jackson Pollock 7 = 14.2
Jackson Pollock 4 = 14.4
Jackson Pollock 3 = 16
Perillo = 18
Tape Measure = 18
Really want to get back under 20 for BMI
Sick all week
Not healthy eating (soup doesn’t do wonders for the diet)
Not as much exercise (working out with a fever is not as easy as one might think)
Be back next week.