I had my weigh-in yesterday and, I won’t lie, I was expecting a larger loss. I have been doing really well staying on-protocol for the last 3 weeks except for a stupid day on Friday. But I really thought I would get at least 2 pounds per week which should have been a 6 pound loss for the time period. Instead I lost 2.6 pounds total. I know, I know, I keep saying any loss is a good loss. But sometimes a person just needs that big loss to spur them on to continue.
I DID lose a massive 1 inch from my waist! I can tell it too because clothes off the rack are fitting so much better (size 12’s no less!). I have always had a problem with my waist being almost the same size as my hips because I carry a lot of fat around my middle. This diet seems to help get rid of even that hard-to-budge-fat, which I am very thankful for since that seems to be the worst place to carry fat healthwise.
I talked it over with my coach and I have decided to phase off for a while. I am doing a Phase 1 day today (because of some indiscretions yesterday) and then I am on to Phase 3, then Phase 4 starting on Christmas. Sometime in January I will reevaluate my status. If I am happy with my current weight at that time, I will stay on Phase 4 but if I find I need to continue on to my initial goal of 140 pounds, I will restart Phase 1.
I got on my elliptical this morning for the first time in months and did a good 25 minute workout. It felt really good! I’m looking forward to the challenge of figuring out how to live on Phase 4 and not let it be a free-for-all and exercise needs to be a part of that. Thanks for following my journey with me!