Subtitled: Do Scales Actually Bleed? We're About to Find Out...
Starting Weight: 166
Week 1 Weight: 162
Week 2 Weight: 159.75
Week 3 Weight: 158
Week 4 Weight: 156*
Week 5 Weight: 156
Week 6 Weight: 157
Week 7 Weight: 156
Week 8 Weight: 156
I believe we have hit the infamous plateau, boys and girls. Considering my weight has stayed virtually the same since Week 4, since a one-pound. one-week deviation especially during "that time" can't be considered a legitimate variation... yep.
If it looks like a plateau, if it smells like a plateau (pheew! Icky!!) it must be a plateau.
My daily caloric intake, averaged weekly, runs from 1200 calories per day to as high as 1350 per day. The math says I should be losing weight. My metabolism as calculated for age, weight, height, and activity level has me burning 1700 calories per day for merely existing with my basic daily activity. We're talking with no added exercise here. So a 350 - 500 calorie daily deficit would SEEM to bring a pound of weight lost every 10 days max.
Instead? I got nothing. Not even a fraction of a pound.
I'm not underestimating my calories. I weigh and measure everything that isn't pre-portioned. I read packages. I get that I'm really having 2 servings of soup when I down an entire can of Progresso Light. I just can't get worked up over the fact that I'm consuming 120 calories instead of 60. Oh the horror!
Now if I take my weight loss since I started all this, I'm still on track. I'm 10 pounds down in just 8 weeks, so perhaps my body is just resting a bit and will reward me with a drop in the next couple of weeks. I don't know.
But for now? Color me peevish.
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