This gain puts me over my upper limit. I allow myself some fluctuation room, but this puts me over the top of what is acceptable!
I know exactly how it happened, too. This summer I have been eating just about anything I want. And here's what I've discovered happens when I do that:
I become insatiable. I just eat and eat and eat. When I am avoiding the foods I know I should, I can eat a reasonable amount and then be satisfied. But not true when I am eating the things that my body can't handle.
I gain weight!
I fall asleep every afternoon.
I have worse PMS symptoms - the emotional symptoms.
I am more depressed.
My body hurts worse.
I have heart palpitations.
My stomach bothers me a lot.
So... I am back off the sugar and yeast and chocolate and will soon also go off the wheat and egg yolks and everything else that I am sensitive to.
I am going to do a cleanse. I will pick it up from the store tomorrow. It is a short one, but a good start, I think. I will also start drinking lemon juice in a big glass of water each morning, dry brushing my skin, and taking salt baths. If the rec center has a sauna, I may go spend some time there.
After that, I may do a more intensive yeast cleanse. That would take several months and exclude fruit, honey, potatoes, etc. Maybe after Christmas? What's Thanksgiving and Christmas without mashed potatoes?! Meanwhile, I will be avoiding all of the things that are bad for me.
I have to get my mind back in the right place, too. I have to stop allowing myself to feel deprived because of all the things I can't eat.
So, I know that Mel and Julie both are working on this. Let's all encourage one another. It is difficult. I really would love to eat a pie right now! LOL But I am fed up with feeling so lousy! And I want my pants to fit again!