On the one hand, I’m not happy that my body decided to retain nearly 4 pounds of weight, somehow, between Monday and Tuesday. Not only that, but my weight bumped up above 150 for the first time since January 2nd. In January, I thought I had this calorie counting thing worked out. I thought this was going to be a relatively smooth thing. 

But I also knew that my weight loss for January was more than I should have gotten in that time period. I was prepared for some backsliding. And I’m almost certain that this bump is a blip. 

And there is another hand here – at least I’m able to show Ambrose that he’s not the only one that can perform that kind of awful magic trick. That is, making several pounds of weight appear overnight without any discernable effort or rhyme or reason. I have been feeling pretty ill, so it’s possible that is related. Especially because I haven’t been getting my exercise in. 

I also haven’t been eating as well as I should. I’m finding it harder to eat lately. I think that’s from being moody due to being on my period, and I hope it clears up as the period leaves. This past weekend I kept forgetting to eat and then I’d start feeling really bad and not want to eat at all. I do a lot better with a routine when it comes to my food. 

I do think that this weight bump will pass. I do believe that I will be able to make this work and that I can get down to 140 before backpacking season. It’s just going to take a lot of work and a steady effort. It takes ignoring these bumps instead of leaning into the doom and gloom they invite me to wallow in. It takes focusing on what I’m doing right and staying healthy. I’m not going to focus on weight this week. Instead, I’m going to focus on staying healthy and getting my exercise on. 

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