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Weigh in Wednesday 10: Danger Zones

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Weigh in Wednesday 10

It’s my first proper Weigh In Wednesday of 2016! Obviously, I had weighed in at the start and end of my Whole 30, but they weren’t Weigh In Wednesdays.

Since finishing my Whole 30 last week, I’ve stuck to a mostly paleo way of eating. There have been two notable exceptions. The first was a pizza at Comedy Club on Friday night which I had pre-ordered the week before. When it arrived, I looked at it and really didn’t fancy it. I thought that (as had been the case with my previous Whole 30s) I would definitely want it, and it would be the best pizza in the world. I even ordered my favourite – pepperoni. I cannot tell you how disappointed I was – I’d “wasted” my non-paleo meal on that. It was greasy, tough and just disappointing. Within about 15 minutes, I had tummy ache too. So uncool. I could have forgiven the pizza if the comedians had been hilarious. Sadly, only the final act was.

The second non-paleo meal was pancakes. I love pancakes, but try to restrict how often I have them otherwise they just become an everyday food. Pancakes are special. Much like hot cross buns and mince pies. Ordinarily, I make the batter and Matt cooks them. Last night, I gave making the batter a go, and while it was a good batter, my arms were… well… battered! I’d done my Fitness Blender video, which was upper body focused. I literally couldn’t whisk and had to concede defeat. Matt valiantly took over and produced some excellent pancakes, so it turns out I wasn’t all that necessary to the process!

Fitness Blender Home Set Up

Anyway. Danger zones.

This week, I lost half a pound. It isn’t a great result, though it is a loss which is always welcome in my house. I am frustrated. I have eaten mostly paleo (of the 7 days of meals, only two meals haven’t been, though yes, one of them was last night). I have worked out more than I think I ever have, and certainly worked out more in terms of using weights than ever. To combine both the exercise and the eating, I feel a bit cheated with a half-pound loss.

Looking at the more holistic view rather than just the exercise and food fronts, it hasn’t been a good week for me in terms of sleep. I’ve somehow managed to be really late to bed and not slept brilliantly when I have eventually got there. That’s something to work on. I’ve also not kept as well hydrated as perhaps I have in recent weeks. Also, it’s that time of the month.

I’ve tried to think more proactively about it, as I know this is where I am likely to throw the towel in on everything and huff and puff and declare that NOTHING WORKS, and I’M GOING TO BE FAT FOREVER. I will then get more miserable as I console myself with some sort of comfort food. Probably Reese’s PB cups. Probably not pizza. Looking back, I think this is why I haven’t stuck at an exercise programme for longer than a couple of weeks, as the scale doesn’t budge, or worse, has gone up. In those cases, I may not have had my food down to pat (the “I’ve been spinning, I can eat whatever I like today” syndrome).

This is my danger zone – giving up and stropping about too soon because I am not seeing the results I want as quickly as I want. All that being said, I think this is the first time that I have been aware of it. Now that I am aware of it, I can decide to ignore it and just keep on going. So that’s what I’m going to do!

Are you a pancake fan? What’s your favourite topping?  Mine is lemon and sugar (more lemon than sugar thanks!)

Author: Steph

Blogger learning to live a healthier life, losing weight and starting to run.

6 thoughts on “Weigh in Wednesday 10: Danger Zones

  1. Keep at it- you will get there.
    I love pancakes- nutella and strawberries or banana are good, or some sort of fruit with a bit of maple syrup.

  2. Ahhhhh I remember feeling like that when I was losing weight, the dreaded ‘plateaux’ when it feels like all your hard work is completely wasted! Our bodies are complex machines and your’s has gone through Whole 30 and now paleo with a few nice cheats (well apart from the disappointing Pizza). It could just be taking a week or so to readjust and then suddenly you WILL lose weight again, normally if you eat a tad more to jump start your metabolic system 😉
    Pancakes…ahhhh it’s gotta be coyo, berries and lots of nut butter and maple syrup!

  3. Half a pound is half a pound – it’s going in the right direction. I doubt your pizza and non-paleo eats would have really made a huge amount of difference really. I imagine it’s more to do with water retention due to the dreaded time of the month. Don’t beat yourself up about it.
    I’m not a pancake fan… I like the big fluffy American ones occasionally but definitely not the crepe style ones. So I didn’t have any!

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