Week 5: starting over
Welcome to week 5 of my 25 pounds lighter, tighter and brighter in 5 months challenge.
Last week, end of week four, I weighed in at 163 pounds. The previous week, end of week 3, I weighed in at 158.5 pounds. So, what happened!?
I am quite curious as to what happened during week 4. So, I am glad that I took notes.
Although writing down and keeping track of what you eat throughout the day may seem a little inconvenient, it is a really useful when it comes to problem solving.
In my case, I want to know what may have caused me to gain nearly five pounds in the course of one week. So according to my food journal, I ate a lot of peanuts throughout each day. In addition to that, I may have eaten more volume of supper every night. I also see that out of 7 days, I ate past 7 pm 5 days of the week.
Now, peanuts are very addictive like potato chips. It is not typically something I would have eaten in the past, but after tasting a certain brand of hickory peanuts, I was hooked.
This week, I took out peanuts completely. I think that the salt content caused my body to retain excess water.. I do not believe you can put on five pounds of fat in one week’s time. However, I have eaten a lot of commercially roasted almonds, which is like a sort of potato chips in that it is also addictive.
Another possible contributor for the additional 4.5 pounds could be hormones. This should be balanced out in about a week if my guess is correct.
It is now Sunday. This morning I weighed in again at 163.
To be honest, I have been feeling exhausted theist few days since getting up in the middle if the night to take my son to the toilet.
Being exhausted has led to making some poor choices when it comes to eating, and has also led me to be less patient.
What I want is more energy, vibrancy, presence of mind and to be an example of a happy healthy being.
My top priority this week is to get more quality sleep.