Today was weigh-in day. Just like 2 weeks ago when I weighed in, I showed no weight loss from the week before. The difference between then and now is that this time, I gained 2.2 pounds instead of staying at the exact same weight from the previous week. The same problem is to blame: lack of using the restroom. There’s no delicate way to put this, but I will routinely go 2-4 days between restroom visits of a certain nature. So, I took a pill this morning and am hoping something happens so I can weigh myself again tomorrow morning and see if there is any progress.
When I go for my annual physical (which I plan to schedule early this year), I need to try hard and remember to bring up this issue with my doctor. I have no idea what sort of problems this kind of thing could indicate, but I’m sure it’s potentially serious.
I just don’t understand why I have this problem. I take a fiber supplement every day and I eat foods high in fiber every day, so you would think I’d be able to function the way I’m naturally intended to function…apparently not.
When I first weighed in this morning and came up with more than last week, I thought about what I could have done wrong, verging on freaking out about it. I even wrote a note to a friend on Facebook about being somewhat discouraged due to this development in my weight. Then, a couple minutes later, I realized what the most likely culprit really was and messaged her again to let her know I figured it out. I was despairing over gaining 2.2 pounds in just one week. Sure, it could have been muscle gain, but the only strength training I’ve been doing is with weights no heavier than 5 pound dumbbells or a 12 pound kettlebell. So I’m not doing enough to gain THAT much muscle that rapidly.
This same friend I messaged on Facebook about my slight gain had messaged me after reading my “Visit” blog. She commented on what I said about starting to feel like I was slacking a little bit in my daily workouts. And she made quite a good point too. She said that since it has been a little over 3 weeks since I started working out again that it had just become a daily habit for me, making it not as exciting anymore. This makes me feel better about the whole thing. Making daily exercise a habit is a very good thing to do. So, she upped my mood with that comment for sure.
Speaking of making things a daily habit, I was talking with a co-worker this morning about my restroom issues. She told me that she always makes sure to eat a salad everyday and then asked me what veggies was I eating. I told her that I really wasn’t. So, we determined that that was part of my problem. So, when I go shopping for ingredients for cooking tomorrow afternoon, I will pick up some salad mix and a lowfat dressing to go with it. I will also pick up a couple heads of broccoli and some brussels sprouts. I need to get these veggies in my system every day and I’m just not doing that. I think if I can get them added every day that my issue should [hopefully] resolve itself after a couple weeks. If it doesn’t, then I plan to do the fruit/veggie/juice cleanse that I’ve done before again in March and I KNOW that will make me regular again. It kind of reboots your digestive system and gets everything “flowing” again like it’s supposed to.