Yesterday was one of those days that sort of exploded on me all day long. Generally, I wake up in the morning with an idea of what I'd like to accomplish sorted by the stuff that must get done today and the stuff that would be good to get done today. If I accomplish the must list, I've done a good day's work most of the time. Yesterday, I worked my tail off all day long and at bedtime, I was reassessing the must part of my to do list.
I have a shake for breakfast within an our of waking. I don't always want anything first thing out of bed, and if I have it within an hour, I still get the benefit of breakfast according to what I've read. I could easily skip breakfast most days, and having these quick, easy and not too heavy drinks keeps me from doing that. I know that it is bad for the body not to eat for long periods of time. Yesterday, that didn't happen.
From the time I got up until about 2:00 pm, I was hurrying and scurrying all over the place. I was able to help some family members that needed it and I was glad to do it. If I'd realized how the day was going to play out I would have gulped a drink before leaving the house. Even though I got back rather quickly from the first outing, there was no time for a drink before the next issue arose. I stamped that down and moved on to the next issue and on and on until mid afternoon.
By that time, I didn't want a drink. I knew 65MD and I would be having our evening meal before I would want to eat if I had the drink. I don't want to start the practice of eating when my body isn't ready. I've had a hard time breaking that habit and I was not allowing one little crack in that dam. So, I grabbed a handful of dry roasted, unsalted peanuts on my way out the door to run what I thought was a quick errand.
I should have known better. I had two stops to make that turned in to four. Every place there was a long line and lots of waiting. There was also food in three places. I had none. Even though, my stomach was growling, and I was truly hungry the options weren't good. I'd rather not eat than eat the wrong thing. I endured. Oddly, I felt fine. No headache, no shaky hands, nothing to indicate low blood sugar or anything. I was able to keep drinking water all day.
65MD and I had our evening meal as planned. It was a nice chicken dish that we enjoy. Our evening was relaxed, and I went to bed early because I was sleepy!! Besides, not eating anything except for peanuts and one meal yesterday, here is my problem:
Yesterday, when I got up I weighed 199.4, which was up 0.2 lbs from the day before. I don't let minor fluctuations like that bother me. That has to be water or the inaccuracy of home scales. I note it and move on. This morning, however after a day of near fasting, I weighed 200.0! I think that seeing the '2' bothered me more than the gain. While it is still a small amount, I'm not happy with it at all.
It is a bad trend. I have to stop it and stop it now. But how???? If not eating causes a gain, what is a girl to do? Don't tell me not to weigh every day. That does NOT work for me. I start cheating the minute I get off the scale thinking I don't have to weigh again for a week or whatever. I have to have the accountability of a daily weigh in.
Now, I'm wondering if I've really screwed up my metabolism. I just got a clean bill of health from my doctor. I'm still on the vitamin D, which suppresses the appetite and is another reason I was able to forgo food most of the day yesterday, so I don't really think it is my metabolism. What is it????
Today, I've been 100% on track with my meal replacement shakes and water. I have my evening meal planned and I am expecting great things tomorrow. We shall see.