Runs for Cookies: Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 73
I am not likely certain the place to begin my put up at the moment. The week has been very uneventful so far as weight reduction/upkeep goes. Jerry and I went out to eat at a vegan restaurant in Detroit referred to as Chili Mustard Onions. It is mainly vegan junk food–chili canines, fries, burgers–stuff like that. My therapist is the one who advisable it to me.
I had solely gone out to eat twice since changing into vegan–once at Pink Robin with Jerry and the children, and as soon as at Panera once we took Luke and Riley. Each of these have been a giant “nope” from me. At Pink Robin, the one factor I may get was a vegan burger patty wrapped in iceberg lettuce with broccoli on the aspect. Meh. (I later realized that their fries are vegan, however they’re cooked in the identical fryer as non-vegan food–so Pink Robin can’t name them vegan.) And Panera was the opposite restaurant; that have was unbelievable, and never in a great way. (I wrote that story on my weblog, in case you missed it.)
I used to be very glad that we went to a vegan restaurant this time, as a result of I may order something on the menu and never should make substitutions or modifications. Even dessert was vegan. I wrote about this on Friday Night time Pictures, so I will not get into the entire thing, however the loaded fries have been wonderful. I wasn’t loopy concerning the wrap I received as a result of it was very heavy on the cumin, however I ate all the plate of fries.
I used to be curious how the fried meals would have an effect on my physique (stomachache, indigestion, and so forth.) since I hadn’t eaten fried meals or a lot junk meals in any respect this 12 months. And it might be fascinating to see how a lot water I would retain after a restaurant meal. Later that evening, I had heartburn–and I am guessing it needed to have been because of the meals. I by no means get heartburn! My weight was up 2.2 kilos the following morning in water weight, which wasn’t shocking. It was value it, going out with Jerry to a enjoyable new restaurant, however I positively do not wish to eat out fairly often.
I do not know if it was the truth that I ate a plate of fries and an oatmeal cream pie for dessert, or that my physique is lastly catching up for the quantity of weight I dropped over the previous couple of months, however I had the largest urge for food this week. My abdomen felt like a bottomless pit. (It additionally may have been from the iron dietary supplements, which made my abdomen really feel crappy usually.)
I finished taking the dietary supplements for a few days as a result of I simply wanted a break from my fixed headache. It was so good! Two superb days and not using a headache. Then I attempted a brand new iron complement, which is meant to be higher on the abdomen, and I used to be glad that it really was higher. My headache is again, however fortunately it is milder than earlier than. I’ll attempt to experience it out and see if it goes away after I get used to the iron. However I’m *not* a enjoyable particular person to be round when my head is killing me–I get tremendous irritable and I am unable to consider something.
Anyway, after every week of consuming far more than ordinary (principally apples and bananas, haha–it’s simply what sounded good) I wasn’t stunned to see my weight was up a few kilos:
I believe I used to be at 125.4 final week. I am really type of relieved to see the achieve this week. As odd because it sounds, I used to be getting anxious that I would proceed dropping weight with out making an attempt to. I keep in mind after I was shedding weight again in 2009-2010, there was some extent after I received to about 140 kilos and I type of freaked out. I am unable to actually clarify why, however I used to be scared on the quantity of weight I would misplaced and frightened of making an attempt to maintain it off. It was a really panicky feeling. This time hasn’t been practically as dangerous, however I used to be beginning to get type of nervous about it.
Anyway, I am proud of my weigh in (I by no means thought I would be completely satisfied to realize weight!). I have been enthusiastic about upkeep and what my plan is… I did not actually have one. And I nonetheless do not! Haha. However I believe I would prefer to attempt to preserve my weight between 125 and 135. That is a broad vary, however I like the concept of getting a variety reasonably than making an attempt to remain near a specific quantity. It’s going to enable for my urge for food adjustments; I went a number of weeks with virtually no urge for food, and now it is come again to make up for misplaced time, apparently.
Since I am not counting energy, I am undecided the right way to attempt to preserve my weight. It is such a bizarre downside to have! (Effectively, for me anyway.) I am simply going to take heed to my urge for food and eat how I’ve been (“normal-sized” parts of vegan meals). If my weight will get under 125, I am going to add extra meals; if it will get as much as 135, then I am going to reduce.
It sounds so easy after I write it out like that, however that has by no means been straightforward for me! So, I assume I am going to see what occurs from right here 😉