After the posts I wrote yesterday, I was very anxious about today’s weigh in. This morning when I weighed myself (after my manic workout last night), I was only down 2 pounds. That usually means that the afternoon’s weigh-in will be a pound up from that. (By the time I weigh in, I’ve eaten at least 2 meal replacements and had about 32 oz of water, which adds weight from the morning weigh-in at home, when my stomach is empty).
To be honest, I was so frustrated with the whole thing that I considered stopping the fast. Today is the first weigh-in of the month, which means I have to pay the lab fees, $350, in addition to the cost of the meal replacements. I started to question whether I wanted to fork over that sort of cash when the results were slowing down.
Thank goodness I shared my concerns with CTLB today at lunch. She talked to me and told me that she thought I should give it at least another month. She pointed out how far I’ve come, how much I’ve invested in this program (both financially and mentally), and that my goal was right within reach. She said that I’d be even more disappointed if I stopped the fasting program, back-peddled, and didn’t make it to the goal that I’d set out for myself. She knows me so well, and knows that when she put it that way, there was no way I was going to stop this now.
So I went to the medical offices somewhat begrudgingly. The results were ok - I lost 2.2 pounds this week, for a total of 34.4 overall. I feel I should be losing more weight than this each week, considering I’m only taking in 500 calories/day and I’m working my ass off in the gym. Then again, my body could be readjusting to all the working out I’ve been doing. Also, maybe my body is getting used to these reduced calories, and it’s going to take even more effort for me to lose bigger amounts of weight. I had a great weight loss last week, so maybe I should give myself a break and realize that there are ebbs and flows.
I’m even more focused this upcoming week on making this program work, and doing whatever I need to to see greater results on the scale. It’s all about that extra degree, after all.