I have been very busy these last couple weeks and have not had a chance to blog, for that I apologize! But I am back and I wanted to update you on my progress! I have lost 17lbs since the last time we talked and I am feeling fantastic! The scale didn’t move last week and I was discouraged but then I got my monthly friend, which explained it all! Its funny because I tell my dieters all the time how water retention during that time of the month or for other reasons can be why the scale hasn’t moved but it is really tough when it happens to you. When your monthly friend visits a number of things can happen including bloating and constipation. These 2 things can cause the scale to not move or even go up and it can be quite frustrating, but just know that the next week you will have a much bigger loss! My recommendation is that everyone finds another weigh to measure their success.
Some good examples of this are body fat percentage, measurements and how your clothing is fitting. My clothing is all bagging off of me and I am wearing some tops that I hasn’t wore for months! That in itself is a great success for me!! The stress of the scale not moving itself can cause it not to move even more due to cortisol(stress hormone) production. So please do not be hard on yourself, if you are following your plan the plan is working!!! Find your success somewhere other then the scale! Your well being will thank you!