This past weekend I traveled to another city for a series of family functions, which meant lots of restaurant food and I did indulge more than I should have - we went to a pretty much veggie-free buffet on Sunday (evil), and I had hash browns at breakfast and dessert with a couple of meals. I figured I might have gained a couple of pounds and wasn't really worried about it.
Anyway, when I got back home on Monday afternoon I weighed myself and I'm 10 pounds
heavier. What?! Also my gut is sticking out much farther than usual (my shirts are tight there now) which is super weird because I normally gain and lose weight noticeably in my chest and behind. It's also proportionately larger than it has ever been, if that makes sense.
Could this be just water retention from excess salt consumption? Would that make my belly larger? I did eat more than usual, but there's no way I ate 10 pounds extra in 4 days. I was also walking and running up and down stairs all day long on Saturday and Sunday, as it's a very walkable city. My belly was fine until I woke up on Tuesday. I had to wear my old, bigger, shirts today and yesterday.
Has this happened to anyone else? I feel really weird and out of proportion.