Day 223

Wednesday 10th August 2016

When the kids were little a question they always asked was WHY? They wanted to know why over everything – it used to drive me mad.

If you think about it though there are a whole load of situations you could ask why to. Why is there so much suffering in the world, why is there so much injustice, why when you drop toast it always lands butter side down. The list is endless.

The thing is if we sat down and seriously tried to find answers to all our whys I think we would go mad trying and never get all the answers. 

This year I have been doing this lifestyle change and I have had so many WHY? questions. 

The latest is why do the scales go up when I have still eaten really healthily?

I have always found when I am on a diet that the scales don’t constantly go down every week. I find that even when I have done well the scales can sometimes go up.

At first, when you are on a diet, the weight comes off really easy. After a while it starts to slow down and then it gets a lot harder. That’s when the real work begins. 

I wouldn’t say I have been on a diet this year – I am calling it a lifestyle change. It still means I am losing weight but I am getting healthier and making choices that are forever and not just for a season. 

My health has improved so much this year.  I have gone from taking 10 pills a day to almost nothing. I only have one issue and that is I get frequent stomach aches. When I have them my weight goes up. 

I decided to do a little test. I noticed that the days I got the stomach aches I wasn’t drinking enough water. So yesterday I wanted to see what happens when I drink more. 

I have always found it a struggle to consume the correct amount of water daily. Drinking lots of water means that I need to go to the toilet regularly and I think that is the most common reason of why people don’t drink enough water. However we need that amount of water to clear out our system and make us healthier.

After my little test I realised it was the lack of water that was giving me my stomach aches as they are now starting to ease and this morning my weight went down again. 

It sounds stupid that you have to consume more water to lose weight but it works. I am just happy that I have the answer to my question . 

Start weight 21st 5lbs

16st 7.2lbs.       0.5lbs⬇️. 67.8lbs⬇️total

Start weight 136.5kg

104.9kg.         0.2kg⬇️. 31.4kg⬇️total

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One thought on “Day 223

  1. Totally get the comment about not drinking because you need to go to toilet more often. When it is school days and I know I’ll be doing the school run for an hour or more, I certainly drink less. While the kids are on holiday I’ve been drinking so much more, (and needing the loo more frequently! Probably tmi there!) Well done for listening to what your body is telling you.

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