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.