Tigers2013 Posted January 9, 2017 Share Posted January 9, 2017 I'm sad to admit it.... but I weighed myself this morning and now understand why they say not to. A little back story... I'm 5'4", 25 years old, and have been carrying around about 30 extra lbs for the past two years or so. In college I fluctuated from between 120-125 lbs and looked and felt great. When I graduated, I took a job that required traveling and living in hotels about 11 months out of the year. This meant eating fast food, going to restaurants every night, and drinking at the hotel bar more often than not... as expected I put on 25lbs fast. Despite the weight gain I never felt bad. This all changed about 3 months ago. After every meal, regardless of what I ate, it felt like a balloon inflated in my stomach and feeling uncomfortable was an understatement. This also usually coincided with having to run to the bathroom within minutes of eating... gross, I know, but I want to put it all out there. I could never pin point why this was happening as my meals usuaally contained everything... dairy, grains, sugar, beans, and wine (basically every night). I decided something needed to change and fast because I was feeling miserable. Fast forward to my first week on whole30 and I feel AMAZING. No uncomfortable pressure in my stomach after meals, normal bathroom visits, etc. It's only day 7 but I am a believer. Ok, now back to this morning. My sister who lives states away is also doing whole30 and mentioned she weighed herself, even though she knows not to, and had lost 5 lbs! We're different in that she has a huge sweet tooth but she doesn't drink wine like I do and she works out so I figured we were kind of on the same playing field. So I decided to weigh myself this morning and had lost LESS THAN ONE POUND. I was embarassed and am now convinced I'm overeating. I mean my diet has done a complete 180... and nothing on the scale to show for it?? I know this is exactly why they say to focus on small victories like the way I'm feeling, which I'm still amazed at, but I couldn't help but get a bit upset. I'll admit I'm using EVOO to cook with still (versus coconut oil or ghee) and I rarely measure the amount I'm using to coat veg or the pan. I do also have a love for almond butter with apples which after I finish this jar I'm not replacing... but is there more I should be doing? I try not to snack and I eat 3 meals a day generally. Any advice out there?? Even if I don't get any feedback it feels really good to put all of that down in writing. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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