My gluten free weight loss journey, week 12 (Weight Watchers week 8)


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I am sorry to say I gained almost five pounds this week.  I am truly upset about that.

It seems that carb cycling only worked for a short time, at least in my case.  I ate way too much in the way of carbs this week, and went over my 30 points almost every day.

I believe that the flux of carbs caused my IBS to flare.  I had alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea this week; something that happened on a regular basis before I went on Weight Watchers.  I found that when I ate too many gluten free cakes and cookies, I felt bloated, and often had an upset stomach.   I believe I did get sick from eating dairy last week at my dinner out (the chef lied about it).  I also believe I need to up my liquid intake.  I am eating more in the way of fiber (fruit and veggies), and that can cause constipation.  I have a really sensitive tummy as it is.  Eating more fiber can really set it off,  if I am not careful.

No one but me is responsible for this weight gain.  I also have to confess that I got a bit lax with weighing and measuring this past week, and I also dipped into the dairy free ice cream a time or two.  Lesson learned.  I am tossing out the ice cream.  If it’s not here, I can’t eat it!

Even though I am discouraged, I know I need to get right back on the horse.  I think part of it is water weight, but most of it is not.

Weight Watchers gives you a -3, +7 daily points leeway.  In my case, my daily points are set at 30.  So I can go anywhere between 27 and 37, and still be in my target range.  I have been leaning this week more towards 37.   This next week,  I need to lean more towards 27.   But I have to watch that I don’t restrict myself too much or I won’t lose any weight. It’s sort of like walking a balance beam.   At least that’s how I equate it.  A tightrope would not be the right analogy.  At least not for me.

With a road trip looming in two weeks, I feel like I will lose this 5 pounds, only to gain it right back on the trip.  I will have to be more careful than I planned to be so that I don’t start to yo-yo, which can be really bad.

No one said this would be easy.  Weight loss is a journey, not a race.  I have to keep telling myself that.  Knowing what I did wrong this week, and correcting my mistakes, should result in my losing these pounds.  At least that’s what I hope will happen.

Stay tuned for an update next week.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I did carb cycling for awhile. I think it is a good idea in theory, but for me it was just too much to think about right now. I’m heading back to WW this week. Looking forward to counting points instead of macros!

    Pen*G

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    1. glutenfreelady says:

      Hi Penelope
      Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I think also having IBS makes my metabolism wacky.
      I just need to follow the point system. Please let me know how you’re doing.

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