…or just water retention from being in a perpetual healing state?
So let me start by apologizing for not posting in awhile. I know that I’m more apologizing to myself than everyone else, because it doesn’t really hurt you if I don’t post, right? 😉
I need to remember that I started this blog to stay accountable and I can’t do that if I’m not posting what I’m going through. So, I will try and do better. I guess that’s all I can do.
Back onto the subject at hand. SlimGenics. Dieting. Weight-loss. The seemingly never-ending battle!!!
I’ve actually been doing really well, even though I haven’t reported it. I survived Zach’s 2nd birthday party, which was filled with pizza, salads that are too good to be called “salad”, cake, etc. I ate NONE of it. I actually ate a bowl of broccoli for lunch while preparing the Papa Murphy’s pizzas – I was proud of my willpower, but I will not lie – it SUCKED!!! I didn’t want broccoli – I wanted pizza!! Ok, enough of the boo-hoo fest.
So, I made it through and then made it through last week, but noticed that my weight loss was starting to come to a screaming halt on my scale as the week went on. I weighed in on Friday and was down a whopping 4 lbs from the Friday before, putting me at 23 lbs total. Yay! However, most of that loss was from the weekend before and early in the week.
So, when I weighed in yesterday morning, I wasn’t surprised to see that I was only down .25 lbs since Friday, putting me at an official total of 23.25 lbs for the first 5 weeks. Now, don’t get me wrong, 23.25 lbs in 5 weeks ROCKS, but I also know that if something doesn’t change, this week is going to be very disappointing.
I talked to them about it and it looks like I may be either plateauing or experiencing water retention. A possible reason for the water retention is that I have had some very sore muscles (both from exertion and from slipping on the stairs and twisting in a bad way) and apparently when our muscles heal, they retain water. So, I am on a 3-day Omit and Flush to try and get that water out (if that’s it).
If not and my weight loss stays dormant for the week, they are going to put me on my first 7-day plateau breaker next week. I am going to be straight up here: I do NOT want to do that. I saw my friend at work struggle through one and it does NOT look like something I want to do. If I have to, I will, but please pray that it’s just water retention and that I don’t have to do that next week!! 😉
Thanks for sticking with me; I promise I will try and be better about posting regularly. 🙂