Well, it’s Friday so its weigh-in day…but it’s not. I elected not to weigh in today. I posted earlier about this being a blah week. My allergies were bothering me a lot and I developed a really sore spot in my throat so I wasn’t very active. The good news is that the medication that I was given for my allergies has really helped a lot so that part is getting better. And, with that getting better my throat is better. And, a positive is that I’ve done fine on food for the week. I was really careful once I realized how inactive I was going to be for the week. Even with the inactivity, I would have expected to have about a .5 to .7 loss today if I had weighed in. But, as of this morning I was up on my scale by about a pound. I know it isn’t real. The medication I’m taking for my allergies causes water retention. So, I know to expect this until I’m off the medication (I think it will be OK by next Friday but it might not be able to the next week).
I know that some might say I should have gone and weighed in today even with the gain. I would even agree with that if the gain would have been because I overate during the week. But, I averaged 1226 calories a day for the week so I know my eating has been fine and that is below my BMR so I should have at least a small loss. The “gain” I would have shown today would have been water retention from the medication. Going to a meeting and weighing in when I know I’ve gained due to overeating is painful, but necessary. Weighing in for a gain when I know the gain isn’t necessary, and just drives me nuts. Maybe it shouldn’t bother me but it does. So I decided to just not weigh in today.