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It's not quite this bad. I wanted to lose 12 pounds this year and now I only need to lose 14. But clearly I'm going in the wrong direction.

And I'm to blame. I'm not going to lie: I had ice cream a couple nights ago and I've had more dark chocolate than is good for me lately.


HOWEVER … my favorite jeans are a little baggy and my wedding ring is looser than it's ever been. So, while it would be nice to report another stay-the-same week – or, even better, a loss – I think I'm okay with this little wake-up weigh-in.

It reinforces that what I've been doing – eating protein, vegetables and fruit; taking a daily walk, and doing some bodyweight exercises most days – works. It certainly works better than eating sugar.

I noticed when I got in the car after yesterday's walk/run that my right hip was a little achy, in the same way it used to hurt before I began the paleo plan. I never want to go back to limping down the road or, worse, choosing not to be active because I hurt too much.

My grandmother chose that route and ended up on oxygen and housebound for the last 10 years of her life.

Maybe it's not an uh-oh after all. Maybe it's just what I need to get back on track. Good thing we don't eat snacks while we watch the Olympics (as we do when we watch the Super Bowl)!


Toledo Lefty said…
If you haven't been eating sugar and carbs and then you start, you can expect a lot of water gain. But obviously, if eating too much sugar makes you achy, it isn't a good thing no matter what happens on the scale.
gingerzingi said…
Ha ha, I'm going to steal that image...

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