OK, I’m kind of put out by weigh-in today. I did have a loss. I went down .2 pound from 180.6 to 180.4. Yes, I know, any loss is good. But, I am still seriously put out. Last week, I wasn’t happy with my weigh in of .6 as my numbers (Fitbit, MFP, WW) supported a greater loss, particularly when that was for 2 weeks. I got up Saturday morning and even though I ate out on Friday I was down .6 of a pound of my scale at home, getting down to 179.3. I felt then that some of “missing” weight loss from the prior week had shown up. So, frankly, I expected to lose more than a pound this week. And, in addition, to the loss that showed up on Saturday, I had a good week.
I averaged a calorie deficit of 461 calories a day. That is below my goal, but should certainly support losing another half a pound on top of the .6 I showed on Saturday. I also walked more steps, averaging over 6500 a day, about 2000 more a day than I did during February. So, yeah, I’m not very happy with a two-tenths of a pound loss. Usually when I don’t have a good loss, I can come up with a reason for it. If I eat out the day before, or if I eat food with a lot of sodium that can do it. Wanting to avoid TMI, I will gently say that constipation can be a factor for someone and that, for me, TOM is not a factor. None of that applies to this week. Doing strength training the day before weigh in can cause water retention, but I didn’t do that either. I did walk more and walk faster on Thursday than I had on other days of the week. But, usually that doesn’t affect my weight. So, I’m not sure why I didn’t have a better loss. Basically, my weight jumped on on Thursday morning by about a pound for no apparent reason. It came down some on Friday, so I am thankful that I had any kind of loss at all. But, it is so annoying to me since I worked really hard to have a good week. Charles even mentioned to me that he could see why I would be upset because I worked much harder than he did to be active this week and to watch my points closely. He lost .4 of a pound and is 4 pounds away from goal now. And, I’m happy about that. I just wish my loss had been better. Sigh.
I have not let this derail me. We went out to lunch at Sweet Tomatoes where I watched what I ate really carefully. Since it is a buffet, I have to be careful about portion sizes there. Then, we did some shopping. When we got home we went for our first walk outside in a couple of weeks. We hadn’t been walking outside much due to weather or me being sick. I like the outside walks since we have hilly terrain in our subdivision so that makes the walks a better workout.