Metabolism Damage Week 1 Recap

I promised to let you follow every step of the process. Stats (ha)

Week 1: 110 lb 80g carb (or less if I felt like it)

Week 2: 115lb 90-95g carb (except yesterday was 100g)

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Am I excited about gaining 5 lb from still eating what most people eat on a SEVERE restriction? No.

However, it just furthers my desire to do this.

I have spent the last hour trying to sort thoughts through my head just because it makes me mad. Not the weight gain, but feelings associated with that. So, today I'm going to practice what I preach. Loving myself every step of the way. It doesn't matter if I have to buy a whole new wardrobe, I'll fight this.

Your body is meant to be fueled...so that's what I'll do. Our bodies are so intricate and I'm excited as the weeks go forward to see the progress that I make in body, but also mind and soul.

I have been at 110lb for about 3 years. As I was gaining muscle, I was losing fat so I stayed the same weight. But here's why the scale is so not a good measure of this ESPECIALLY when you're lifting weights.

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Clearly, I have shifted the weight to become muscle. And I'm okay with that. I know you think "she's an idiot. She's still so tiny"

I get that. And I don't think otherwise, but give me a hot second because I'm a girl and I just gained 5 lbs in one week! hahaha!

I also know that carbs means that you will hold onto water which is exactly what my body has done. I don't look different. I don't feel different, but I gained. My body has to relearn how to utilize this food. I have essentially "starved" it for so long that when I add food, my body doesn't trust me. And it acts like a vacuum....holding onto everything. I'm going to show my body that I won't starve it again...ever.

I hope to show fitness and health but also a completely restored mind...someone who came from 6 years ago focusing SOLELY on how skinny she could be to focused on love for the Lord and the people in her life...not her body image.

With love and fitness,

Katie

If you'd like to read the original story, you can find that here:

Metabolism Damage

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