So, I'm doing this biggest winner challenge at the gyms.
Initial weigh in on January 5 was: 194.4
Week 1 weigh in was: 191.4
Week 2 weigh in was: 189.8
Week 3 weigh in was: 190.2
Week 4 weigh in was: 190.2
Week 5 weigh in was: 185.2
And I suspect I will see a loss on week 6 and then a stall out on week 7 and 8. That stinks as week 8 is the end of the competition and it will be before I have my monthly WHOOSH!
Now, what I see with my pattern is that I didn't have a spike up before ovulation (and I know I ovulated this month - getting dicey with perimenopause). That usually means I've been VERY good with food and diet and should see a very good loss or WHOOSH which I sort of am.
My personal trainer thinks my stall out might not be hormones, but my eating pattern changing - like allowing more salt as I tend to crave saltier things around ovulation.
But... that can maybe explain 3-4 days, but 17 days of stallout? And a pattern that's been pretty darn persistent for 2 plus years? (this time) and a pattern I discovered 15 years ago in a previous weight loss attempt (the only other weight loss attempt where I tracked my weight and calories).
But, while I doubt her conclusion (as I know my body and she doesn't), I guess I can keep better tabs on how much sodium I use. Most of my diet is the same (same breakfast, same lunch every day), but perhaps, MAYBE? I salt my food more in part of the month? Maybe I can try to go without adding salt after cooking food (though I cook with salt).
Anyway... kind of frustrating that my body isn't cooperative and that it's being somewhat questioned.