Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Gain

Well, it was bound to happen, I had my first real gain this week: 2.2 lbs. They asked me if I was prepared for this, and the truth was, no, I am not.

I had a hell of a week. I got a minimum of 4 AP's every single day, which is their recommended number. Two days (Saturday and Thursday) I had way more than that. I was very strict with points, and stayed within my daily number every day.

So what happened?

Well, my speculations are these:

I had 3 weeks of really, really good losses. 4+ lbs. twice and nearly 2 pounds the other week. During those 3 weeks, my AP's were way down and I didn't track all that closely. I knew I was within range, so I didn't keep close track.

I'm guessing that this week is a bodily reaction to really "getting with the program". Kind of a hit-the-brakes type of thing from a very confused system which doesn't like radical change.

My other theory is that I've now been on the pill for 2 straight weeks and maybe it has something to do with that. I've come to this conclusion from Amy's blog about her experiences with her patches. If this turns out to be the case, I'm going to kiss the pill goodbye and go back to dealing with it. But I'll take a full course of it over the next 3 months to be sure.

So anyway, I'm going to continue to track carefully and do my 4 AP's per day and just keep at it as best I can and hope this week was a fluke. I thought I would be majorly bent out of shape about it, but I'm not. I was more upset by that .1 gain a few weeks ago.


Lauren said...

Gaining stinks, but you still have come so far and I'm so proud of you! It could be the pill, for sure. Maybe next week you'll see the results of all those APs you earned this week.

Beth Johnson said...

I gained a ton of weight after I started taking traditional birth control pills when I first got married (20 years ago).

You are doing great, even with a little set back. Keep up the great work.

By the way, you have been an encouragment to me. After reading about your sucess and the program you are using my girlfriend and I started the WW at home and we walk about 4- 5 days a week. Last week we walked 18 miles. I have lost 17 pounds so far.