Sometimes I don't quite understand my body.....
OK, to be honest, I have understood my body less than I have understood most anything else. Just when I feel like I understand something about how my body works it throws me a curve-ball.
This past week I haven't eaten perfect, but I by no means have eaten bad either. I had ice cream one time, and had a few too many chips at a Mexican restaurant another time, but other than that really didn't eat bad.
Now that I have set the stage, or more or less tried to defend myself, let me tell you what has been going on and why I am complaining. This week my body has been on an upword spiral. My average weight has gone up by 1 lb, but the scale has gone from 162 last Saturday, to 164 during the week, and ended up resting at an even 165 this morning. I hit 165 one other time about a month ago, but that didn't concern me because it was more of a spike, rather than a week long increase. Last time it happened, the very next day it dropped, I am not so sure by the way it has happened this time that it will start dropping immediately.
Because of my recent collar bone break (you can read more about it on my running blog over at blog.262quest.com) I have not been running or, I am embarrassed to say, doing any cardio at all. This really didn't make much of a difference at first in my weight, as my weight continued to drop during the injury, but seems to be starting to take it's toll, or so it seems.
The thing that I never seem to understand is why something will work one time, but not the next. You see, I kept losing weight following the injury, and now it seems that even though nothing has changed my body decided to put it all back on in just one week. I know I am just upset because of the quick turn, and really shouldn't be concerned on what happens in just one week, but it can really mess with your mind when your body doesn't always act the same way.
So, what about you?
Have you ever had those unexplainable times when your body just doesn't do what you want it to do? Have you thought that you had everything under control only for your body to throw you a curve ball? Why not tell us about it? There are many that read this blog on a regular basis, or those that will come across it while trying to figure out why things just are not going as they should. These readers could be comforted by the fact that they are not alone in the frustration or inconsistency that they feel.
Tim Wilson - blog.2big.org