Well, the rampage continues.
NR called yesterday from Montreal to inform me that she went to the gym twice yesterday. While I was definitely excited for her- it also lit yet another fire under my ass. I really don't want her to win this little bet we have going. Well, it's not that I don't want her to win, I want to do as well as she does- let me say it that way. Knowing she's in full on rampage mode is sending me into an oblivion.
I have been wracking my brain for two days regarding last week's gain. I know I said I would leave it in the past and I will- but I do think that it's important to know where you went wrong so you can avoid doing it again in the future. Last night I sat up and researched all of the vitamins and supplements I've been taking lately. Turns out, three of them are supplements to be 'used with caution' or avoided if you have thyroid problems. :) I haven't always been taking these supplements- lately I've been adding in more and more supplements because they've really been helping my skin. But they may be causing weight gain...I'm not quite sure yet. It just didn't make sense to me that I worked out almost every day and watched what I ate and gained almost 2 pounds. 2 pounds? I know I wasn't great on my food choices, but I wasn't horrible either. I didn't have any binges and I did have a lot of good, healthy foods last week. I watched my sugar intake; I watched my breads. So what gives? I think it's the supplements. So now I've got some decisions to make. Great skin? Or skinny...
Starting this week, I'm going to take the supplements every other day, or every third day to see what kind of difference it makes. Hopefully this resolves the issues I'm having. Of course I am going to continue to work out HARD and I'm fully tracking every bite. I read someone's blog yesterday about eating meat, and it immediately sent me back to my vegan/vegetarian days...and I'm considering taking a break from meat again for a little while. I just have a few theories about meat, and while I love it, I just don't know that I need as much of it as I eat. It seems we all eat it as a main dish- and should it really be the main staple in our diets? I'm not sure that for me it should be a main ingredient of my diet. I think fruits/veggies, and whole foods are a better choice. I really love my body and want to treat it healthfully and with respect- I've learned over the years as a massage therapist that if you take care of it now- it will pay off later. :)
Stay the course my friends!