After posting yesterday about my program and how great I’ve been doing at it, and how I’ve been following it so closely and not cheating I weighed in this week to find… a 2 pound gain. That makes no mathematical sense. I think my body is working against me some days. Working against physics, even!
You know, I should have expected it. Every single time I’ve tried to lose some weight in the last few years I get great results the first week or two then a gain and stubborn refusal to budge, no matter what I do.
So now I’m struggling to figure out the right course forward. Double down and eat even less/exercise even more? Try the paleo thing and replace the morning hot cereal with poached eggs, and find a grain-free lunch option?
Stay the course? Have a “free day” on the theory that maybe my metabolism has just decided I’m starving myself? Although a total of 1300 to 1500 calories a day is hardly considered starvation level.
This gets me every time. Even though I was sort of expecting it, it’s just as demoralizing every time it happens. Ever since I turned 35, it’s been like a hard halt at 200 for me. So depressing.