Time of the month - ladeez, a little help?
I was telling everyone I know about the 4 hour body when I lost about 7 lbs in the first two weeks. I have been following with very little deviation (a couple of frozen berries if I was at breaking point) - 30g after 30 mins of waking, cinnamon coffees at least once or twice a day, worked my way up to cold showers, etc. It was all fab.
But now I have my period and since my last cheat day (Sunday - today is Wednesday) I've managed to gain it all back!
The morning after cheat day (Monday morning) I'd gained 4 lbs. This was my third cheat and the first without VERY strict damage control (i managed to have some grapefruit thru the day and a cinnamon coffee but no squats or anything - I did a 10k race in the morning and that kind of messed up my time to be good about everything else). And since then, following the diet strictly as I was doing when I was losing, 3 more lbs!
I'm devestated! Will it take me another two weeks to get it off again at this rate? Is it possible that having my period could throw my weight off by THIS much?
PLEEEEASE HELP! Feel like chucking it all in now!
UPDATE: Everything is cool. 7 mystery pounds from the last 5 days suddenly disappeared today. 7 pounds in one day. Gone. CRAZY.
For me, I weigh myself every day and keep it logged in an app on my iPod. I just want to see what my body is doing.
So far, I have lost most days, but the first day I worked out, I gained a pound! The thing is, I know I didnt "cheat" at all, so I know it was not something I did.
The next day, I lost 2 lbs.
Just keep on keepin' on, and trust that what you are doing is helping your body.
Great job on all the running, though. You rock!
(I hate running, but that could be because I'm FAT!)
Yep, time of the month can make you retain water like no one's business ALSO, if you JUST did a 10K race....runners will typically retain water in their muscles from all the work they put them through. So, if anything, ALL that weight gain was mostly water due to the long race and your period combined. Just keep it going....usually there is an explanation for unexpected gains like this....most of the time it is like your period(if you are female) or too much salt....or too much cardio/running....etc....just keep drinking water, eating on plan, it'll come off quickly enough. You are doing great!! Don't give up!