Monday, November 14, 2011

Week 21 Weigh-in: Wait, what happened to Week 20?

Starting weight: 505.4 lbs
Week 21 Weight: 456.6 lbs
Week 21 Change: -1.0 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 48.8 lbs


Little things can throw off the balance, and when the difference between success and failure is measured in ounces, these little things make a big difference.

Two days before the Week 20 weigh-in, I was showing about a half-pound loss.  Not good, but a loss. Figured I could maybe pull another half-pound before I had to weigh in.

Over the next two days, I ate pretty well, but my diet included some salty foods. Apparently A LOT of salty foods.

On the scale, I was UP 5.2 pounds.  And I could vouch for the fact that I didn't eat those extra calories in 2 days, so clearly the salt (I came to realize later) was a big deal.

But it was a blow. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't lose my composure on the scale.

And I started to skid. Made some dumb food choices. This is something I'm doing a little more lately, which worries me. I'll have a rough day, and slip on a meal or two afterward. I'll "forget" to point.  Emotional eating has always been an Achilles heel.  Frankly, this is why the last 10 pounds has taken me more than 2 months. I'll have a meal (or a day) where I don't follow the plan. I give up a little, and then come back.

So. Got back on track, ate extra potassium, drank water, all that.

On Saturday, was down 6.2 pounds, for an effective 1 pound loss over two weeks.  Again, disappointing. But at least it was in the right direction.

I'm 1.2 pounds away from my 50-lb/10% goal. It's about dadgum time, too.

That's all I've got to say for myself. Sorry for the radio silence. I figured I'd rather wait and have proof that the weight gain was truly chemistry-related, and not the result of binge eating. (Because that would have been what, an extra 18,000 calories? Daaaaaang.)

I'll hopefully have a celebratory post next week. Till then, waddle on.


Jaimie said...

You might have been eating bad BEFORE the 2 days. (Which is why you weighed yourself?) It takes a few days for things to show up on the scale.

What do you mean by "ate extra potassium"? Do you mean a banana?

It's definitely possible for you to lose 6 pounds in a week, so maybe it's possible to gain 5 pounds? I dunno.

At least you're moving in the right direction! Don't let yourself "forget" to keep a journal. If you want to make a bad choice, then be ballsy and make a bad choice and journal it. Own your choices. All of them. If the battles lost are your battles lost, only then are the victories won your victories won.

Sarah Ann said...

You are doing great - keep at it!
"Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Rachael said...

Almost there!