Just a quick post to say that I didn’t weigh in this week because I was sick. In my last post, on Monday evening, I said I thought I was coming down with the sore throat my son had the prior week. Tuesday morning I woke up with a fever and just felt incredibly wretched. I had to reschedule my physical therapy appointment to Friday since I figured they wouldn’t want me to come there with a fever and I felt awful anyway.
On Thursday, I added conjunctivitix to my symptoms and my eyes were running and crusty and just totally yucky. I thought I might be able to make it to weigh in Friday and go to my PT appointment, but I woke up still having a fever so I cancelled both of them and basically stayed in bed the entire day except for bathroom breaks. That did seem to help me get some needed rest (I had had trouble sleeping due to coughing so much).
I planned to go and weigh in this morning (Saturday) if I woke up and felt better. I actually did wake up and my eyes were much better and I didn’t have a fever. But, I decided to weigh in. Why? I knew it wasn’t a valid weigh in. My weight (without clothes) was 168 pounds this morning. With clothes it was 168.7 pounds which would have been a 2 1/2 pound loss. I knew that I didn’t have that kind of deficit this past week. My actual deficit was about .6 pounds. Now, if it was a little over that, I wouldn’t be surprised by that since sometimes a little bit of loss from the prior week will show up the next week. But, there is no way that could be a 2.5 pound loss.
I realized that what was really going on is that, due to lack of appetite, I hadn’t eaten much food (or much carbs) the past few days and so I don’t as much water in my body as usual. I can see this clearly as my scale shows my body fat percentage going up by about a percent over the past few days. Basically, probably 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of that 2.5 pound loss is just fluids and as soon as I start eating bit more I will gain back that fluid. I didn’t want to go and weigh in today and have a big loss that wasn’t “real” and then go in next Friday and have a big gain that wasn’t real either. And, since I still felt fairly crappy, it just wasn’t worth it to drag myself 45 minutes away just to get an invalid weigh in result.
I’ve rescheduled my PT appointment to next Thursday and think I’ll be fine by then.