grace.c Posted January 25, 2013 Share Posted January 25, 2013 I want to weigh myself so badly, mostly because right now, weight loss is actually the only benefit I'm seeing. I had an awesome time from day 3 to day 8 - my skin glowed, my energy was high, I was sleeping well, I dropped a dress size in that one week. But ever since, I've been on a downward spiral and the only thing that seemed to continue was the weight loss. I've only changed two things. 1) I started working out in week two. Mostly Pump classes, as I really need to increase my endurance and heavy weights don't cut it for me in that respect. 2) On day 21, I went autoimmune protocol. I do intend to continue into a Whole60, especially with the intro of AI protocol. But I'm just really confused why day 3-8 gave me a taste of how things should be, but I haven't been able to maintain / get back there. From a hormone perspective, Day 16-20 was my period, so I felt at day 9 onwards I was probably just experiencing PMS / hormone issues. But 5 days out, I usually feel a lot better and that hasn't happened. I haven't been able to fall asleep a single night this week. And I've been constipated since day 9. I've cut back from 3 workouts per week to 1 or 2 as I'm not sleeping and lacking the energy. Typical day's food: 1tbsp coconut oil, chicken, pumpkin, greens (varies between celery, chard, kale, spinach) with ginger Roast lamb salad with dollop of coconut oil Herbed steak with sweet potato and broccoli or other veg, homemade pesto I add extra portions if I work out (pre/post wo). I really feel it when there's not enough fat included in my meals. I don't snack, very occasionally I'll have a small serving of fruit (not a huge fruit fan, killing off a major sugar dragon). Occasionally I'll sip on broth, otherwise I only drink water or soda water (glass bottled). I take digestive enzymes, vit D, magnesium, fish oil. Is it just a matter of waiting it out? Or am I doing something wrong? I'm extremely happy to be losing weight, but I'd also like all those other benefits, too! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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