Water weight

Weigh-in day was yesterday.  I was suspicious that I was holding on to a lot of fluid as the rings on my fingers were tight.  I’m having way too much salt at the moment, so I’ve made the decision to wean myself off it.

This will be hard as I have an exceptionally strong craving for salty snacks all the time.  We will see how we go with this one. Yet another thing I have to give up.  Yes I am feeling a little sorry for myself today.

Anyway, back to the subject of my weight in.

I‘ve lost another 0.5 kgs.  Yes, good that it’s a loss but it just didn’t seem right.  The councillor and I went through my week of food (I was having one tomato too much each day – go figure), but to only have lost that small amount given I’m eating only 600-700 calories per day doesn’t make sense.

The amazing thing was I didn’t let the small weight loss get to me.  My usual behaviour would have been to race directly to the fridge for a couple of glasses of wine and some seriously salty snacks, but no I didn’t.

I thought to myself, it’s must be fluid retention.  Lets just keep going and check in on the scales at home in the morning.  How far I have come in two weeks.

This morning I jumped on the scales and low and behold, they actually read I’d lost around 8kgs all told.  Now, I’m not silly enough to think that the doctors scales are out, but it does reassure me that there was some fluid retention at play yesterday and next week I will have a better reading.

My clothes are so much bigger on my now, and I am fitting into a beautiful coat that I bought online in winter.  It was way too small a couple of months back.

This weekend I am going to walk around Lake Monger each day and enjoy having a clear head and leaner body.

I would also like to state for the record that I have not have a drink for 16 days and I’ve never felt better.  My relationship to alcohol is changing for the better.  I still need time to process the ‘not drinking’ thing a little more before I talk about it here.

Have a brilliant weekend and thanks so much for the comments and your support this week – it makes a HUGE difference.

Author: Carolyn Anna

I have a deathly fear of bees : I have a natural ballet 'turn-out' position : Most people think I walk like a duck : I use to hate my freckles when I was young, but now love them : I hate people calling me 'dude' : I have never been bitten by a spider or a snake or a horse or a dog : I never say 'cheers' at the end of a conversation or email : I always have to put on lip balm and get a glass of water before i go to bed :

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