FullaBella's Journal, 28 December 2012

Well I've either hit that inevitable plateau or I'm in the midst of Zombie PMS. I'd been expecting the former eventually and really not welcoming the possibility of it being the latter. Whatever it is, this too shall pass. Otherwise, I'm calling the National Enquirer - "Bella Baffles Biology".

PMS would explain the fact that I have been fluctuating between sadness & madness for three days now. That and I feel bloated (so, no, can't even cling to the possibility that it's muscle weight gain because clothes aren't looser.)

Plateau would explain the absence of the 'fewer calories consumed than burned equals weight loss' expectation. According to my food diary I should have a minimum 5000 calorie deficit for the week yeilding a one pound loss (I don't have a fancy scale to break it down by grams).

While my food diary is spot on (sans recording the 120oz of water I consume a day) I hedge the exercise diary by recording my 24 hour days as sleeping. I'd hoped the non-recorded treadmill, housekeeping, bedmaking, shopping, cooking, playing with dog, errand running and tending to MH would yield 'hidden calorie burned benefits'. Apparently they hid completely.

I slow roasted chicken thighs for MH's lunch and am having one with my salad. I love my salads. They are the one meal with which I do NOT practice tiny bite mindful eating. I take huge bites and chew forever. I feel badly for any customers who come in during lunch ~ nothing like a huge wad of spinach stuck in my teeth to really brighten up my smile.

Of course, I removed the skin from the chicken. Maple Groves Farm Fat Free Vinaigrette dressing (only 15cals per tbsp and only 2 tbsp coating the entire salad).

Thank you for reading ~
Bella

Diet Calendar Entries for 28 December 2012:
1434 kcal Fat: 62.49g | Prot: 75.42g | Carb: 149.56g.   Breakfast: Coconut Oil, Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Coffee, Schwans Mixed Berries, Vanilla Nonfat Yogurt, Flax Seed, Creamer. Lunch: Spinach, Cocktail Onions, Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, Fresh Express 3-Color Deli Coleslaw, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Tomato, Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken Thigh. Dinner: Egg, Wheat Bread, Tomato, Kraft Fat Free Mayo, Butterball Turkey Bacon, Kraft Fat Free Cheese, Spinach. Snacks/Other: Almonds 100, Apple. more...
2263 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 24 hours. more...

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The scale does nonsensical things with me, too. I think I'm about ready to believe that it's possessed by the Devil and was manufactured in Hell. That explains things better than trying to figure out the rest!  
28 Dec 12 by member: evelyn64
my scale only moves up now. how about that? o_O 
28 Dec 12 by member: teskandar
Well, with this emotional roller coaster the past few days, if my scale moved UP right now... I would be buying a new one. Not to make me feel better, just to replace the old one that went through the wall. Maybe I'll hold an exorcism for it tonight. Eh, could be worse. May Satan, er ah.. SunBeam will be kinder to me in the morning knowing I do my gratitude list on Saturdays :-) 
28 Dec 12 by member: FullaBella
My scale has been rude to me; up and down, climbing and dipping with no seeming correlation with my cookie consumption or Zumba marathons. Oh no, vicarious cookies don't contain calories, do they? Or chocolate cake? My cookie obsession is finished, so I won't be sharing any more virtual ones with you. As for the PMS; I experienced that for a while recently,when I thought I was done with it. After more than a week I had one day of spotting and that was it. Hope I'm really done with it now. Plateaus pass; you just keep walking across them & then one day its "wheee! Here we go dowwwnnnnn again". Keep on keeping on, my friend. 
28 Dec 12 by member: crabby Kat
The scale can be pure evil at times, I agree!! It makes no sense, but I've finally come to realize that I plateau every month for about 1-2 weeks and then I start dropping weight like crazy. During my plateau my weight bounces around and I lose and gain the same 2 pounds over and over again each day. Drives me crazy!!! I've come to accept my body's peculiar weight loss habits. I don't understand them, but there's nothing I can do about it anyway except stay on track with my diet and exercise plan. I have to admit that I do enjoy cursing the scale out at times. It does some good things for the emotions. 
28 Dec 12 by member: worm2butterfly2012

     
 

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