September 14, 2011

Jump

I spent most of the late night/early morning between Monday morning to Tuesday morning feeling pretty nauseous. Awful headaches. Terrible lower back pain. And feeling quite stomack sick. Not sure if it was something in the smoothie Justin had made, or just my body transitioning back to healthy eating (with the exception of a Larabar after teaching and one daily salt-free rice cake when I get home from work, so far, I am eating exclusively fresh fruit and veggies for snacks - nothing packaged, nothing processed). Or just my body telling me to slow down a bit after overdoing everything for the past few weeks. Either way, though, it felt awful.

And so, I saw a huge jump in the scale between the two days. Like, seven pounds difference. I'm sure it will even itself out a little when I get back to actually eating (I picked at things here and there yesterday, enough to meet my calorie goal but no real meals, in a traditional sort of sense), but still, it was weird to wake up and see that low of a number.

It was a bit conflicting, because it made me happy to see the low number even though my body felt totally awful. Has this ever happened to you?

In unrelated news, I think I have a second friend! One of my office mates is not too much older than me, only maybe 10 years or so. And we talk a lot about eating healthy - she has thyroid issues so she tries to eat gluten free and with a few other restrictions. And yesterday we were talking and she said she takes a trip to the closest Whole Foods and Trader Joe's (about an hour away) every couple of weeks or so, and the next time she makes the trek, would I like to join? Very exciting stuff, indeed! Both the friend, and the good grocery shopping.

10 comments:

Amy said...

Yay for friends!!!

I was so happy to see my scale drop immensely when Stewart and I broke up even though I hadn't eaten much in a week (like a days worth in a week) and felt disgusting, seeing the scale drop was something that made me feel much better during all the pain.

Needless to say that was gained back...


I'm sure though in your case, it might go up a little but if you keep up with the rhythm of what you're doing it might not go up too much! You just might have a tough time losing next week while it evens out!

Rebecca said...

Over June/early July I decided to be stupid and that rapid weight loss whatever the cost was more important than much anything else to me. Despite MFP telling me, quite rightly, to be eating in the region of 2400 cals a day, I cut everything down to the bare minimum...I had breakfast if I felt I needed it (not if I thought I could get away with it though) then skipped lunch, but if I really really felt that I needed the food I had a packet of instant noodles. Then I had dinner with Ben, which I couldn't skimp on because he was there but we'd be having things like stir fry's which were just nudging on 600 cals max.

But whilst that sounds like the beginnings of an eating disorder, it never was as I felt so weak and famished in the evenings, too tired to cook despite having sat at home all day doing nothing, that Ben would run out to the shop and get us crisps and chocolate for a quick energy boost. Also, I decided that I was being so "good" through the week that I could afford to splurge on...well...whatever the hell I liked at the weekend.

You know actually writing this to you has made me realise how screwed up I was with regards to my eating in late spring/early summer. But either way, I wasn't getting proper nourishment or enough calories despite weekend binges so the weight did drop off! I just felt terrible all the time, and weak and grotty, headachey and ill, and when it became unsustainable I gained it all back again.

So glad I "got over" it and have started eating properly again, and more healthy than ever! In fact, I've lost even more weight now in the space of the last four weeks that I've been eating this way than I did when trying to starve/binge it off :)

Hyla said...

So glad to see your spirits lifted!

Anonymous said...

Yey for friend #2!!! I love when the scale shows a big drop. I'm glad you saw one despite feeling crummy.

Mary - not that you need any reminders, but I think you are so brave and just inspire the heck out of me.

Carbie Girl said...

I'm sure your body is adjusting to all kinds of new experiences. You know how its not just a physical toll your body takes but also emotional.. keep yourself in a positive state (food wise and emotionally) and hopefully it will balance itself back out :0) So glad your at a better place with the transition!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

YES, I get excited about losses when I shouldn't. That's why I try to stay away from diets, spiritual fasting, etc.

Hyla said...

7 pounds AWESOME!

Christina said...

The second friend sounds great! How lucky you are to have already met another healthy-minded person! Two new friends, and you've only been there how long? :)

I totally agree with Tammy - you are so brave and inspiring.

Bluezy said...

Funny how I told my daughter that despite my illness (intestinal flu) the past couple of days, it would be a good prep to getting back on the diet. How awful does that sound?

Tim said...

I was ill with flu at Christmas time and it was the first time ever i've lost weight at Christmas and not finished my Christmas meal. Despite how awful I felt (I was off work and in bed for weeks), it was a blessing in disguise because it helped me stay on track LOL.