Wednesday Weigh Day: Not So Much

Today sucks. I didn't sleep well. This morning I decided to try the yoga portion of My Fitness Coach & I didn't like it. It's about 60% yoga & 40% basic stretching. Also, she only gives the instructions once, then you go through it 2 or 3 more times sans instructions, which is problematic when you're doing warrior pose facing away from the TV. I had to keep turning around to see if it was time to change positions. Not very thought out. Anyway, I did 30 minutes & broke a sweat, so not a complete wash.

So I was already mildly annoyed when it was time to step on the scale. I've gained 2 lbs. To summarize, I've been stuck at the same weight for weeks, finally broke through last week & lost a pound & then gained 2 lbs this week. Awesome.

Weight gain theories:

1) I have PMS & am assuredly retaining water.

2) I consumed more carbs this week than I usually do & I've also had 1-2 glasses of wine with dinner for the past 3 nights.

3) My increase in exercise has led to an increase in muscle, thus throwing my weight on the scale.

All very plausible explanations, but I still feel like crap. Two lbs is a big deal when you're trying to lose upwards of 20 lbs. My clothes are still loose, so there's that, but overall, I'm pretty discouraged, which is undoubtedly compounded by my raging PMS. I'm going to weigh myself again tomorrow & see if there's any change. My weight fluctuates by 1-3 lbs a day, so maybe I'll be back at my normal weight tomorrow. I'll report back.

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