What on earth is going on?? 10stone 2lbs and 6 ounces this morning! WOW am I pleased about that, but it begs the question of why was I 10stone 6 yesterday. A 3.5lb loss in one day!!!! I am now totally convinced that it must have been water retention from Thursday. (It should also be noted that I had a crashing headache Thursday evening)
Yesterday my calorie consumption was 1056 so I had not scrimped on carlorie intake. I did 30 minutes on the exercise bike at a moderate pace and according to my heart rate monitor this only burnt off 267 calories. I did not do anything different that I have for the last 110 days.
The body is a wonderful, but strange thing - it has its own reasons for doing what it does when trying to lose fat and weight. Still, whatever the reason it rewarded me this morning with 10stone 2lbs and I am not going to ague with that! :)
After 110 days I know that the weight will fluctuate and there is little or nothing I can do about it. Trying to force the weight down will backfire and the body will go into starvation mode and hange on to everything I eat if I deny myself calories. Over or excessive exercising (never likely with me!!!!) would also be detrimental as that runs the risk of injury and I find it hard enough now to do and hour or so two or three times a week.
The one thing I have noticed is that as my weight and fat has gone down, my energy has increased. Everything seems to have speeded up.... I seem to talk more quickly, I walk and move a lot more quickly and I think a lot more quickly. As for my self image - that has really improved dramatically. I CAN look in the mirror and although I still see a FAT person I can also now see how much LESS FAT I am becoming.
I AM succeeding and this is confirmed to me regularly by my husband (and yesterday a visit to my brother and his wife also said that I look great).
Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I am going to make it a good one!