I weigh myself daily (not always--about 5-6 days a week), and I know that my weight fluctuates on a day to day basis. I wasn't worried when I saw that my weight was up a pound a few days ago. Then the next day, it was up two more. And then I was starting to wonder, "What the heck?" because that rarely happens where I log a large gain two days in a row when I'm following a food plan.
I was careful with my sodium yesterday, and I drank a lot of water, but I felt SO bloated and gross; and this morning, my weight was up another pound. That's four pounds in three days!
I haven't gone over my Weight Watchers PointsPlus at all, and the only dietary change I made this week was that I ate two CLIF Bars (on two separate days). I wonder if the CLIF Bars have something in them that cause me to bloat?
My stomach was still very bloated this morning, but I've been downing water all day and avoiding sodium and anything that might upset my stomach. So I'm hoping that it goes away soon. Next time I eat a CLIF Bar, I'm going to pay attention to what it does to my stomach and weight, and see if that was the culprit. I hope not, because I just bought 13 of them!
Regardless, I know the weight gain is just temporary, because I haven't overeaten at all. So I'm not worried about it; it's just frustrating.
Today I had three easy miles at a 10:24/mi pace on my running schedule. I've kind of ignored the scheduled paces, and just run whatever I feel like. Today, I just covered my Garmin with my sleeve and didn't look at it for the entire run.
Yesterday, I made a very short playlist to use for my three mile runs, to save my podcasts for my longer runs. I haven't listened to music while running in a long time, and it was kind of refreshing today. I think it made me go faster than I thought I was, because I was shocked when I saw my average pace when I finished:
|(That calorie burn is too high--I forgot to wear my heart rate|
monitor, so I probably burned more like 280 calories)
It's kind of funny, because I just recently decided that I was happy with my pace, and didn't really care if I ever hit my time goals. But seeing that I am getting faster is motivating me to work harder on it, and I've actually really enjoyed running faster.
When I finished my run, I made an English muffin for breakfast and topped it with Justin's Maple Almond Butter and Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. It was so good!
Butterfinger Protein Shake, and then dinner was scrambled eggs and toast with butter and jam. I ran out of grapes yesterday, and instead of going to the store today for more, I decided to eat an apple. When I cut into it and took a bite, it was mealy--gross! So I'll be going to the store in the morning for more grapes.
My stomach is feeling a lot better this evening, and less bloated, so hopefully tomorrow's weigh in won't be too bad.
I spent the afternoon crocheting the most adorable little cell phone holder that I saw on Pinterest. Here is the pattern. I finished crocheting, but I need to buy a toggle button for the beak and acrylic crystals for the eyes.