My first gain

Well, the scales don’t lie.  Do they?  I wish they did!

I didn’t want to admit it earlier, because it’s personal and one of those ’embarrassing illnesses’ but it’s time for the truth. I’ve had a very painful UTI over the weekend and I’ve been taking some medication that’s basically sodium based, and it’s creatoc havoc with my body! I’ve felt really dehydrated, almost like having a hangover, but I’m sure I’ve retained fluid because the scales tell me I’ve gained a kilo this week.  I also haven’t been to the gym since Thursday because I’ve just been miserable and lacking any motivation whatsoever.

But with my horrid UTI now dealt with and the body finally recovering, let’s deal with that little situation of gaining a KG.  I have to look at this overall.  Yes, it’s a setback.  But, it’s Week 3 and I can recover from it and shift it if I get back to the program today and work a bit harder.

You just can’t let these things take you over.  Let’s look at the big picture.  I started this journey in June.  I’ve lost 13kgs since then.  This is my first and only gain in 3 months, so really, it’s not looking too bad at all!

What would be WORSE?  Falling off the wagon, giving up hope and falling back into old habits.  But I’m stronger than that.  I’ve been down that road and the only place it leads is to MISERY.

Question to myself: Are you going to be ordinary and give up and stop making an effort?  Or are you going to be extraordinary and just get back to it?

Next steps:  Watch Mish’s Week 3 video.  Plan out menu for the rest of the week.  Shop.  Exercise.  Routine, routine, routine.

Time to get back on the horse and soldier on.

Melinda xo

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  1. #1 by Margaret on 07/10/2010 - 7:27 pm

    Yay for you!! Well done for not letting a 1 kg gain throw you off your game. You have been doing so well and I am sure, as you have already ascertained, that it was the meds that have played havoc with your system this week. Now that you are feeling better, I am sure your body will release all that it held on to, and you will be back on your downward scales slide 🙂

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