Good morning... how is everyone doing this morning? It's still dark, but I think we're in for a pretty nice day... It looks like it might be a bit cloudy (or maybe foggy) right now, as it's obscuring the moon, but the weather report says we're headed for the 80's later on.
The house been pretty quiet this week, after the whirlwind of having our son and his family here last weekend, with all the running back and forth for our daughter-in-law's commencement ceremony, the parties, family gathering, etc. It was really nice to have our family together last Sunday... that was the first time the 4 of us have been together in 18 yrs... wow!!
Anyway, this week has been spent trying to get the house back in order and getting back to normal - whatever that might mean since it doesn't seem like we really have a "normal" anymore.
I'm not sure what's going on with my weight... I didn't get to weight on Sunday, but on Monday, I was down 2 lbs from the week before, which is great; this week, I'm back up the 2 lbs... Funny (not haha) how that works; I don't seem to be able to fluctuate by tenths of a pound, I have to do it by whole pounds and multiples at that!!
I have trying to eat well, but I have been eating a slight bit more carbs (rice, mostly) than usual, though it shouldn't be enough to gain 2 pounds. I've also been walking every day, which I didn't do last week when my son was here, but still I lost a couple of pounds while he was here.
I've been looking back over my weight tracker... I think we started the current series of challenges in about April of last year when we did the bikini challenge... On November 10, I was down 5.6 lbs from my high in April, then suddenly, my weight took a jump by about 4 lbs within a couple of weeks and it's been bouncing within 2 lbs of that higher number ever since. I'm baffled as to what caused that jump or what's keeping my weight so high.
I walk nearly every day with my neighbor - that may or may not be a good thing. We go a longer distance at a faster pace. When I was actually losing, I was walking every day, but it was before my neighbor returned for the winter so I was going on my own. I wasn't going as far, nor as fast, but I was losing weight... The distance/speed may be causing increased inflammation in my body which is detrimental, but IDK if that's contributing to the weight issue.
I also have hypothyroidism and I know that stress contributes to that... there's certainly been no shortage of stress, add that to inflammation and that could add another ingredient to the disaster recipe. I also slacked off on some of the supplements I was taking, so I have to get back on all of those... they do help with inflammation, digestion, stress, etc.
So - for me, it's time to sit down, figure out my strategy and get back to business... it's only a couple of weeks until I have the procedures on my legs to reroute the blood vessels and I know I won't be able to walk the distance I've been walking every day with my neighbor, so I'll have to rely on other ways to keep my weight in check.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it... :-) I'm off to get ready for my morning walk. So, what's going on with you? I hope you've had a good week and better success than I've had. Let's hear it.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~