Week 3 is in the books and I am chugging along, back to normal! I am no longer having any intense cravings, my skin is beginning to clear up, and eating well/working out feels less like a chore and more like part of the routine again.
I am still experiencing some scale frustration. To be honest, usually when I gain a large amount of weight over a vacation, most of it falls off within ten days. But this time, this weight is really sticking and I am convinced it’s because I’m exercising so diligently.
I’m truly okay with the fact that the weight is coming off slowly this time because I know it’s going to be so much better for me in the long run. I will also be much less likely to drink so much the next time I vacation, lol. I have been continuing to weigh daily because I am fascinated by this zigzagging way my body is losing weight. I’m also glad I get to share these relatable patterns with you! I’m down and then up and then the same and then up and then down, it’s all over the place.
There is something called the Whoosh Effect, I have not seen it in action this time yet, but I have seen it before. You know those weeks where you don’t lose any weight and you’re in the same zone for weeks and weeks and weeks (we call this plateau) and then all the sudden you lose 5 pounds overnight? That’s your whoosh!
When you’re losing weight, your body burns the fat but the fat cell still remains. It usually fills with water until the cell collapses. Even though you’ve burned the fat off long ago you still weigh the same because your body is holding water weight. When the cells collapse you see that whoosh but it’s not because you burned 5 pounds of fat overnight, that’s fat you burned three weeks ago and your body is finally letting go of the water weight.
Knowing my body, I’m expecting a whoosh in the next week or two. We’ll see what happens!
Non-Scale Victories: My clothes are fitting better, my keratosis pilaris is clearing up, I have more energy, and my face isn’t as swollen.
Here are my numbers for the week, on Saturday the 9th I hit 146.8. I have yet to see a number that low again but that’s okay. I’m really focusing on the way my body is feeling and looking and less on the number.
- Monday 149.2
- Tuesday 148.4
- Wednesday 149.4
- Thursday 148.4
- Friday 147.8
- Saturday 148.8
- Sunday 148
- Monday 147.4
In the last three weeks I’ve lost 4.8 pounds total. Slow and steady wins the race!