||03-06-2013 07:18 AM
what the heck is going on?
So, I've been low carbing for several weeks. This is after doing weight watchers for a few months. I lost 2lbs the first week LC. Up a pound the next week. Down .3 lbs the next week, and now I'm up again. I'm weighing daily and averaging, to get a true picture of my weight, rather than the ups and downs. So when I say I'm up, I'm up on average. I THINK I've lost inches...2 around my waist in specific, but I'm not sure because I can never figure out where on my waist I put the measuring tape the time before, lol. My pants have elastic waists, so can't tell there. I THINK I look smaller..but could be totally wishful thinking. My flab and love handles seem smaller, but could be that my underlying fat is bigger, making the rest seem smaller. I just can't tell!
To make all of this more complicated I'm nursing a 5 month old (and nursing his big sister twice a day as well). So I can't just do induction and trust the process, etc etc. I have to eat a higher carb level supposedly. But no one knows WHAT that level is, lol. So I'm kind of lost. Right now I'm averaging about 50 net carbs, depending on the day. Before that was a bit lower, like 30-40. But the ATkins people say more than 50. But I'm not losing. So confusing!
And no, I can't wait to lose weight until I wean, as i nurse my children for several years each, and my health is important too. Sigh.
Oh, and on top of it all I have a head cold right now. Nothing like the scale going up while you can't breathe.