I’m someone whose weight fluctuates constantly. My weight doesn’t necessarily fluctuate a lot (it stays within a ten-pound range) but, the extreme ends of my range actually make me look very different. At the low end, people tell me I have incredible cheekbones and a chiseled jaw line, slender arms and a perky tushy (okay that’s my boyfriend saying that last thing). At my high end, all definition in my face goes away. I get a little sag under my chin. My arms seem to take on two inches in diameter—each. And my butt becomes big—like bulbous. All of those changes happen in just a teeny, tiny 10-pound range. It’s pretty annoying. I have friends who always look exactly the same. How do they do that? I don’t do anything different, as far as I know! Here are the annoying realities of having fluctuating weight.
The cause is a mystery
During the times I work out more, my weight somehow goes up. When I eat nothing but veggies and protein, I put on weight. During the times I swear I’m eating everything in site, I’m slender as could be. There’s no method to the madness.