Originally Posted by Liliann
Aleka....I have a Calorie King book that has a fiber section ...also I read labels on breads/bagels, cereals,pastas,sauces.You doing good so far..Keep it up.
1 wheat bagel...7
tuna w mayo and onions..1
1 yoplait vanilla greek yogurt w 1 tbsp strawberry jam w fiber..3
I ran out of wheat bagels, which tomorrow morning will stock up on wheat bagels,and Fiber one cereal, the orginal one which that is more..used to eat that when I was doing weight watchers points. Fiber one cereal have 14 g fiber for a 1/2 c. serving.
2 cups wheat spagetti....10
1 cup. pasta sauce...4
I will add my total later on tonight...
I will ditch my daily weigh ins for weekly..Been doing good and what counts is my hunger scale..which counts the most...I will not give up!! Thanks for the listening ear..
Awe, Liliann, I so understand your frustration with water gain! It's is just rotten, especially when you are trying so hard to lose weight, and then to see the scale go up like that is just heartbreaking. Luckily, we know it's not our fault, and one of five things could have caused this:
1. If you're due for your monthly or already have it, there you go- instant water gain. Takes a few days for it to go down, may be best not to weight when just before due or during the first three to four days.
2. lower body edema- I have this, and am on a fluid pill. It doesn't cut out all the fluid, though- I have to watch my sodium intake daily. I eat natural diuretic foods like cucumbers, celery, melons, etc. Look up "natural diuretic foods"- there are several websites that will help you find food you like to eat daily, to help whoosh away excess sodium.
Also, every night, before I go to bed or before any nap I take, I put two huge fluffy pillows under my legs for 20-30 minutes while I read. This helps drain the fluid from your lower extremeties.
Also, twice a day, first thing in the morning and sometime in the afternoon, I drink apple cider vinegar with the Mother in it- Bragg's and Heinz have this kind of vinegar- must have the "Mother" in it, it will say it on the bottle, and I mix about 8 ounces of hot water, 1 tablespoon of the apple cider vinegar, and 4 drops of liquid Stevia. This has helped me so much with water weight!
3. Not enough water- on a high fiber diet, you need much more water than a regular diet. I drink at least two cups with every meal, then I fill a four cup tumbler of water and drink it after my meal. Strange thing- I don't pee as much on a high fiber diet, but well, the other way, oh yeah
! Seriously, though- you could have a lot of fiber in your intestines waiting for the water to whisk it away. I also drink a tumbler of water first thing in the morning and before I got to bed.
4. Muscles retaining water from exercise- very common, folks gain anywhere between 1-4 pounds of water and retain it for a day or two until the muscle heals. That's a good thing, though- means you're getting in great shape, so hang in there!
The other day, remember when I said I was shocked I lost four ounces after swimming the other day? Well, I gained a pound this morning, though I suspect it might have to do with the fact that I ate very late last night (I didn't finish my dinner until 1:00 am last night
). Still, it didn't make me happy to wake up to that one pound gain.
Also, tonight I made Chinese Chicken with Broccoli. I decided to try and make it, as my daughter's best friend loves it. I wanted to try the recipe first, then surprise her with it one night when she slept over. Found out, I should have waited until tomorrow night, as she's sleeping over, my daughter tells me tonight, after I already made it, lol! Of course, I will save her some for tomorrow night when she comes over- it was delicious! However, I expect to have a four or five pound water weight gain in the morning- two reasons, one the Chinese Chicken, and two, I worked out again at the pool REALLY hard tonight for over two hours. I am already sore. I just know not to expect a loss tomorrow.
Oh, well, it will come off eventually!
5. sleep apnea- I have this, and am on the CPAP and oxygen- thank God for this machine, it has helped me out tremendously with energy and well being. I was officially diagnosed in September, had an overnight sleep study done early October, got the machine in mid October, and little by little, I've been feeling better and more energetic.
6. thyroid levels- when hypo, they can wreak havoc with your weight. Hard to believe, but I have Grave's Disease (hyperthyroidism)- before I was diagnosed with it seven years ago, I had a ferocious appetite, yet I kept losing weight- first time ever in my life that that ever happened! However, my thyroid is now in hypo mode, so they've been slowly lowering my medicine, and the nurse told me once I am off of it, my weight will start to go down more because the medicine is keeping me hypo, which causes weight gain. My youngest daughter had Hashimoto's and cancer, they took hers out, poor baby is still hypo, they're trying to raise her levels so she is hyper for the rest of her life, or she will get cancer again.
My point in telling you this, is to have your levels checked. Many times, a borderline diagnosis goes untreated, and by the time you get it checked a few months later, it's gotten worse. Can't hurt to rule it out, right?
I hope you find a nice loss when you weigh in next. Please don't get discouraged- it WILL come off eventually. Keep doing what you're doing, you are doing great. You deserve to be healthy and happy- please remember that and keep going, my friend! I am here with you all the way- like I said in my first post in this thread, this is OUR year to do it, Liliann- we've both been patient and have tried hard in the past, but we finally found something that works for us both, and we WILL succeed this time!