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Salt before a weigh in

Friday, February 07, 2020

I was foolish enough not to track until the end of the day yesterday because it was a busy day. Sodium is not normally something I avoid except in general terms( I avoid fast food and processed food most of the time) I do try to be accurate in my tracking though. If there is information on a label for a food I am putting into my favorites, I include it all.
Anyway, I had lunch out and sat down to track after dinner. My sodium was over 3000. I was shocked because usually I average 1500. This morning I hopped on the scale to assess the damage and found I was down a pound and a half since my last weigh in! I was so shocked I tried again and it was the same. It just didn't seem possible so I went back a third time and this time it was what I expected to see (down a pound from this time last week, not 2.5)
I was feeling kinda OCD by this time, but I couldn't seem to help it. I want to believe that I am not obsessed with my weight. My focus is building good eating habits. My interest in the sodium was really because I am always telling Jim he is going overboard in his attempt to eliminate all salt from his diet the days before a weigh in. Being dehydrated is not the same thing as losing weight! To me it seems almost like cheating. Since I was so bad yesterday I thought this was my chance to see for myself what it does. Naturally, having apparently LOST a couple of pounds overnight after a high salt day felt wrong. This is what I decided: my scale needs a new battery. I have lost a pound since last week but I will wait until tomorrow for my official weigh in to record it. I am not obsessed---just confused because of a malfunction in my scale.
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    I like your thinking on this blog.
    Drinking plenty of water is really helpful to flush your system of the excess sodium. Also, salt caused apparent weight gain sometimes takes 2 days to show up (my personal observations). Then it often takes 4 or 5 days to undo the "damage". ------ but then again, sometimes it is the scale being temperamental. emoticon
    378 days ago
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