Thank you so much for your comments yesterday. It’s good to know I’m not alone out there, and I really appreciated everyone’s suggestions. I’m doing weight training, I measure/weigh everything all the time (even the milk for my coffee – 3 tbsp!), and my exercise is generally good. (5 miles/34 minutes this morning was a great way to start the day!) In addition to “real” workouts, I’m walking 3-4 miles a day pretty consistently.
I spent a while yesterday looking over my food log. (One of the advantages of tracking your food pretty assiduously is that you have a good record when things go off kilter!) Surprisingly, one pattern quickly appeared. The problem isn’t pinot; my wine consumption has been normal to low. It’s not chips; I had a few on two occasions.
The problem appears to be… fruit.
On days when my fruit consumption was way up, I had a much more difficult time with the rest of my eating.
I feel ridiculous even typing that. Fruit is supposed to be healthy, right? It’s not supposed to make you binge-y. It’s supposed to be healthy. But my body doesn’t do well with more than one serving a day. Perhaps I’m more insulin-sensitive than I thought, even after all the weight loss…
I love red cherries and grapes and would strongly prefer to not give them up. But I don’t want to feel panicked before weighing in. I don’t want to feel hungry all the time. When I eat fruit… it feels like I have a bottomless stomach. The fruit doesn’t replace any sides to a meal. It gets tacked on as an addition. Once or twice, this wouldn’t matter. But after a few weeks of 10 servings a day (not a typo), it gets to be a bit much. So, I will cut fruit for a while and replace my beloved grapes with carrots and asparagus. We’ll see if that helps.
My birthday is next week. This is the first time I’ll be in the 120s on my birthday since I was turned ten years old. That blows my mind.
Today’s weigh-in: 127.4 (same as yesterday, which suggests that the 129.4 may have been inaccurate.) Breakfast was three eggs, scrambled, with salsa. Yum!