Welcome, dhburns! It's good to have you here, and we're excited to hear about your journey. You can do it!
Well, I will now smugly say that I was right. After weighing yesterday and only losing 3 pounds for the month, I had a feeling I was bloated from all the extra sodium I'd inadvertently eaten. I weighed again today, and I was down 2 more pounds for a total of 5 pounds in September!
I told my husband last night that I thought I only lost 3 pounds because I was all "bloaty." He gave me that look (you know that look our men give us when we're using our Girl 'Logic'?), and he said that one bad meal couldn't make that much of a difference.
Let me just state once again: I was RIGHT!
As far as sodium goes, I am continually astonished when I see how much sodium the restaurant and fast food industry cram into one meal. It often is more (or MUCH more) than I want to eat in a day. I think to lower sodium counts, you have to make the food yourself so you can control what goes into it. The more fresh fruits and veggies you can add into a dish, then the lower the sodium count will be. And read those food labels! A similar product can have a very different sodium count.
Here's to a low-sodium, no-bloaty October for all!