Hubby and I spent a long weekend with my family in Illinois. It was a nice trip.
I watched what I ate, but didn't have my scale with me (the last time I took a scale down with me, the scale didn't survive the trip).
So when I got home Sunday, I stepped on the scale and nearly had a heart attack. I'd gained 10 lbs!
Just to be clear, I have gained 10 lbs in a weekend before (and the kind of weight that isn't water retention and doesn't go away by itself).
For the first time in a long time, I was tempted to binge in frustration at the weight gain. I reminded myself that most of the gain had to be water weight - which is why I haven't raised my ticker weight. If I can lose all of the weight in four or five days, I figure it all had to have been water retention (especially since my wedding ring - ordinarily too loose was so tight I couldn't get the ring off).
So yesterday, I watched what I ate and drank a lot of fluids. And TMI warning, I was pooping all day and realized that I didn't poo during our entire little vacation (stress maybe?)
So I weighed myself this morning and I've lost 7 of the 10 lbs just within 24 hours.
My wedding ring is still tight (though I can now wriggle it off with effort), so I'm guessing that the 3 remaining pounds are also still largely water retention.
I'll give it a couple more days, and then if I'm still not at my lowest weight, I'll raise my ticker.