diet, weight loss

Further Frustration

The ketogenic diet program is supposed to provide its practitioners with feelings of peace, happiness and satisfaction. And you’re supposed to lose weight to boot, if you’re indeed overweight.

And guess what? I’ve gained a full pound over two days of eating perfectly within my “magic” range of numbers AND doing more physical activity as a result of what’s happening at work. With the amount of sweat I’ve poured out of myself over the last two days (I got so dehydrated on Monday night I started having cramps), you’d think I’ve be down five or six pounds. Not so.

What’s going on? My wife has also found HER weight going up. (You can see her blog at http://tenacityrose.wordpress.com.) She dropped down five pounds only to gain, so far, two of them back. Do you think SHE’S frustrated? Ha!

Well. If this keeps up I’m going to have to reconsider what I’m doing. I don’t know what else to try. Just when we think we have something going on, the setbacks set in. (Her more than me, to be sure.)

My numbers are perfect today. I don’t know what else to do unless I have to rework the numbers again. And I don’t know if I have the energy, time and patience for that.

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One thought on “Further Frustration

  1. my sleeping dragon says:

    I wonder if dehydration is playing a part? If the body is hanging on to fluid as it feels the dehydration? I don’t believe in drinking more than is comfortable, but water is needed and I know my own husband rarely drinks a glass of water.

    I’m actually kind of certain it did. Today I’m down far enough to roll my middle digit down a notch! I think you’re right though — I wasn’t able to do much BUT soak up the water no matter how much I drank. I sweat profusely anyway, and when you add in physical activity and throw my bulk atop it, well…bad combination, I suppose. 🙂 In general I drink a lot — a LOT — but lately I’ve backed off for some reason. It’s not intentional, just something that happened. I’m trying to watch it better now.

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