I am not exactly frustrated, but more dissappointed than anything. I started SB on July 18th, so that brings me to today being day 12 of P1. I had a few misunderstandings about foods that I was not to eat, like lowfat mayo and too many tomatos and carrots. It's hard to imagine that eating "those" things would stall a weight loss though, I believe it's all about the sugar, right?
BTW, I have been using Red Balsamic and Lemon in my fresh dressing, are those also a no, no for phase 1?
So, if I have been on program except for the above mishaps and I was down 5 pounds, but now it's 4 for 2 days - what are the possible reasons for not losing?
1. My body is hanging on to it's fat for dear life? LOL
2. Too much salt in the food, and retaining water?
3. Exercise makes the body retain water (which is good)
4. My portions are still too big, even though I am not eating bad carbs?
So, I really wanted to lose 10- 15 solid pounds before I go to Chicago for my trip. I leave on August 18th. Is my goal still realistic?
Yesterday when I was on my bike ride, I decided that I needed to focus on smaller goals than the big picture.
The thing that will make me feel really happy in the short term is to get under 200 and join "ONEderland" before the New Year begins. Is that a realistic and achievable goal. That gives me 5 whole months to lose 35 pounds...
You know, people always tell you that when you turn 40, it gets harder. It's true. I didn't believe it, but it has been personally harder for me now to lose the weight than it was in the past. I know it can be done - look at all the women here, and someone famous, like Kirstie Alley who had kids too. I would say Oprah, but she hasn't had children, and IMO, it count's, she's worked hard, but having pregnancies wreaks havoc on a body.
Anyway, I am off on a tangent.
I need some insight. Por Favor.