kmtpsu Posted October 2, 2012 Share Posted October 2, 2012 I know, I know, it's against the rules, but I have a doctor's appointment later today, so I thought I would look at the numbers in the privacy of my own home first. I had noticed some very positive body changes over the last 29 days. My clothes absolutely fit better and I have been able to wear my belt a notch tighter. So, I was actually looking forward to seeing a new number this morning, and boy....did I ever! I gained 10 pounds! I thought I'd never, ever see that number again. I would have been a little better with the number if my body fat percentage had decreased (yes, I have one of THOSE scales) but it stayed the same. So, the same percentage of a higher number is....more fat on my body? How can that be? I am really trying to let the numbers go and be happy with my improved body appearance, but wow...that's a real emotional shock. Plus, from a scientific standpoint, it just does not make sense. I also have not, except for a WOD or two, noticed a marked increase in energy. On the contrary, I feel pretty lethargic, especially during a tHero WOD or long Met-Con. I have slept no less than 7 hours a night, often closer to 8, and while my skin has cleared, I do have bags under my eyes to the extent that people feel compelled to tell me how tired I look. My activity in a typical week includes walking my crazy dog 2-4 miles per day and WODing 4-6 times per week. A typical day's food looks like this: Breakfast - 3-egg-3-veggie omelet cooked in coconut oil or ghee with 1/2 avocado and a handful of berries. Lunch - Protein cooked in coconut oil with hot veggies (asparagus, cauliflower, 1/2-1 sweet potato, or whatever else I may have around.) Snack - apple with cashew butter or other fruit - grapes, oranges or dates Dinner - Protein cooked in coconut oil with cold veggies - usually a salad with olive oil. I feel satisfied eating what I eat, and after 25 years of counting calories, points, blocks, you name it, feel very liberated by just eating until I'm full. I plan to continue eating this way, but I'm wondereing if anyone has any advice? More sleep? More sweet potatoes? I'd love to have a bit more energy, and honestly...that number on the scale has to come down eventually, right? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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