Sunday, September 8, 2013


The past few days have been very uncomfortable for me...  Really, it's probably been the entire week. 

Labor Day involved beer, but I made a healthy beef stew and didn't overeat. Tuesday was good. Wednesday was Bunco night, and I grubbed! The food was good, so I enjoyed. I made sure I got a good workout before I went, so I didn't feel bad about it.

But the next morning I felt bloated and realized that I hadn't pooped in a few days. So I drank water like a mad woman all day, but the bloat just got worse. By Thursday night I was miserable. My belly looked 6 months pregnant. So I took some laxative and pooped my brains out all night and most of the next morning. 

I felt better Friday, and grilled burgers for dinner. Then, the bloat and stomach ache came back. Then it dawned on me... I'd been eating beef all week. Beef stew for dinner Monday, then leftovers for lunch all week. Then the burgers Friday... Too much beef for someone who already knows that beef just don't digest well.

Lesson learned. The hard way.

I went hiking yesterday and felt much better afterward. But last night we had ice cream after softball practice... Something that is NOT ok but I did it anyway. But TOM arrived so that kinda explained some of the bloat and the sweet cravings.

This morning I got up and made a super healthy breakfast, but my back was killing me so I ended up laying down most of the morning. I just feel so achy and tired.

And I'm still not going to the bathroom.

So now is the time to get honest... I'm not making the best food choices and I'm not tracking like I need to. And I think it's catching up with me. No matter how much exercise I'm doing, if my food isn't great I'm still gonna feel like crap.

So right now I'm meal prepping for next week. I've got chicken taco soup in the crockpot. I've already made kale salad and have watermelon chopped up. Hopefully my protein powder order will be in tomorrow so I can start incorporating smoothies again. 

Something's gotta give. I can't keep BS'ing around. I've been stuck for too long. It's time to get out of the 260's for good!


  1. I feel your pain. Its so uncomfortable when you are irregular. My stomach hurts really bad if I don't poop at least every other day. Can you incorporate more fiber like beans or prunes in your diet?

  2. I hear you on the bloating. Last week I was actually sick from being bloated and just felt awful. I think consistency is the hardest part of weight loss but there you are preparing for the next week! That's a great start!

  3. I am so incredibly proud of you Hollie!! You are a dynamo!!

  4. I get bloated and backed up too. I drink Sugar Free metamucil I do two scoops in the morning with a lot of water and at night as well. It keeps me regular since I gave up caffeine. Also after a year of contemplating I joined Weight watchers. I got E-tools and meetings. I was tracking on MFP and wasnt budging much. my first two weeks with WW I'm down 6 pounds. I think I needed a change to boost over my hump of being stuck.

  5. Hi Hollie,

    My name is Alexander Palmer and for almost 3 years ago I had the same problem, I used to weigh 220 pounds and it could take a week or so before I could go the bathroom...

    I started to gain a lot of weight for 11 years ago when I got married.

    So as you say, sick of it, I started a challenge on my own and finally after 8 years of trying, I started to lose weight.

    I came to realize that I had two serious problems, both insulin and leptin resistance.

    This made me crave for more, and more foods, and not to mention my digestion, it wasn't working at all.

    So as you say, I started a challenge on my own and finally after 8 years of trying, I started to lose weight.

    I think that, sometimes, your body just don't want to work with you, instead it's fighting against you...

    But, please, don't lose your faith, you will get there.

    Warm regards,
    The Best Way To Lose Weight

  6. I haven't visited the blog in a bit. What program are you doing? I always see your Facebook posts, you are doing awesome!

    I think it's great you are aware and listening to your body.


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