In the past 3 days, I have gained 2.2 pounds.
I ate on plan the entire time. I ate more calories than normal (restaurant food) and more salt (restaurant food), but I ate spinach, peppers, and a bit of salsa for carbs. That’s it.
It’s not period-related water weight since my period is tapering off.
It’s not the number on the scale that’s bothering me, it’s that I feel fat. I feel bloated and awful. My thighs feel enormous. I’m not quite sobbing “no one will ever love me because I am such a fat cow,” but I feel like crap.
==> Okay, hours have passed and I am feeling better. I hate being bloated and I cannot believe I am still retaining water this far into my period.
And for the record, I am not fat. More importantly, I know I am not fat.