Originally Posted by MsGee
Just finished my third week. Wk #1=5lbs, Wk #2=2.8lbs, Wk #3=1.8
I know you're not supposed to weigh yourself at home but I have been looking (every other day) just to see a decrease. Weighed in this morning after emptying all that I could from all that can be emptied.
Looks like I put on a few...WHAT?!! I see the steady decline in weight loss so I'm panicking a bit...
Sticking to the protocol. 8oz protein (measured AFTER cooking); split throughout the day (usually 2-3 oz at lunch; 5-6 oz at dinner). Love veggies so I eat a variety of all that's allowed. Restricted veg only twice a week (1 cup one day; 1 cup another); it's usually tomato. LOTs of Water. Not sure what's happening...
I will confess that I was missing mayo (for tuna and chicken salads) so I made my own. (recipe: 1 egg, lemon juice, olive or grape seed oil). Thought this was ok; only use a TBSP in a day (if I'm having tuna or chicken salad for lunch). Wouldn't think this would de-rail me. Am I wrong?
Any suggestions would be helpful...thanks.
MsGee - welcome to the 50+ forum! Glad you are here.
Weight loss is always faster in the initial phase of any new eating plan. Yours is actually quite good, and for it to slow down is normal. You haven't mentioned how much you wish to lose and how much you currently weigh, so it's hard to know if your weight loss is typical of that group.
Are you doing a specific diet, counting calories, or something else?
You're going to have ups and downs, regardless of what you're doing. Weighing too often is counter-productive, IMO. I actually don't weigh at all any more - at least for the time being. I've sworn off the scale until I go to the doctor in August. There are just too many variables, and getting all caught up in a number is not where I want to be. I was weighing monthly, and if I were to do it at all, that's what I'd do. You can tell as much about your weight loss just by how you feel and by how your clothes fit.
If you're consistently following a good eating plan, you're going to lose weight if you're currently overweight. Just try not to get tied up in knots over a number on the scale.