Wow. I mean WOW!! I guess weight fluctuation isn't quite so scary after all, because it appears to have balanced out. The last week + I was worried, but today's weigh-in....Day 29....drumroll....down 6.4 pounds this week for a grand total of....drumroll..........(longer for more drama).....20.8 pounds!! One month!
I did measurements again. Hips were up by 1/2 in, likely due to imperfect measuring skills on my part. Chest down 1", Waist down 2" and Thigh down 1- 1/2 ". The jeans I bought a month ago are now too big. The ones in the bottom of the drawer for "emergencies"....because they were too snug....now fit best. The ones in storage because I couldn't fasten them, now fasten!
Now to my MEDIFAST user friends, be aware that when I started getting really hungry and therefore discouraged, I talked to my coach and she advised adding one Medifast meal a day, and not going longer than 2 hours between meals/snacks. I honestly think that adding the calories helped, due to my size and the drastic cut in calories this program is from what I used to eat. I suspect I may have gone into some type of starvation mode? And my body held onto the fat? Really only speculating, but I have seen a few seasons of Biggest Loser :)! Either way, this week I averaged 100 calories more each day (IN MEDIFAST PRODUCTS) and lost more.
Now, what do I do with this victory? It is, after all, Easter weekend!! All. That. Chocolate!!!! But honestly, the big weight loss doesn't make me want to go celebrate and eat junk. (Ok, maybe a little). I'm more inclined to keep going! However, I'm realistic, and have decided that maybe tasting a bite of real foods but not having my own servings may be in order for me today. But I'm pretty sure chocolate/fat/junk will cause problems...so I'll stick to tasting the roast beef and potatoes and broccoli casserole. Maybe a small piece of cheese?
I'll let you know how all my temptations and musings pan out after the holiday, and how it affects the scale next week.