No gain, no loss. I'm sort of surprised by that, actually. I didn't expect to lose all that was gained by enjoying a dinner out. I can gain more than two pounds eating out, even if I make decent choices (more than three if I eat pasta!), and it takes at least 3 days and sometimes a week to get it off every time. I really, really (REALLY) wish I understood the physiology of how it can come on instantly and come off so painfully slowly.
But it is what it is, and knowing that helped me understand one reason why I gained over the years. I ate pretty healthy (or what I considered to be heathy at the time...vegetarian) and only ate 'junk' once in a great while. But it was one step forward, two steps back every time I did. Now that I know, I may still make the choice, but far LESS often (and I rarely order the pasta or starch-based dishes these days) so it's two steps forward, one step back.
In any case, I expected a small loss. I ate hundreds of calories less than I burned yesterday, no sugar, no wine, no starch. I had tuna and 1/2 oz of cheese for lunch and 100 g. chicken breast with 1/2 oz of cheese for dinner. I had 1 tbsp. of organic, no sugar peanut butter before our walk, and I had sugar-free organic cocoa/coconut oil chocolate after. (Seriously, that is the best way to get your heart healthy coconut oil in!)
So yeah. I'm not sure what's up with that.
I am sore, still, from the hike up the hill and the weight training. And I'll have to get some more of that in today to continue progress. So it could be I built a little muscle or am retaining a little water in the repair process and that is offsetting what little loss I might have actually had. As the summer gets more active and I built more muscle, gauging just by the scale may not work. I may have to judge by how my clothes fit. I could take measurements I guess. I don't really care what my measurements are, as long as I fit into stuff I like and feel good in my skin, so I haven't.
I struggled with my weight for over 20 years. I tried everything to lose weight. Yes, I did 'eat less, move more' repeatedly, convinced that doing the same thing over and over would someone yield different results. Desperate, having diligently done all the 'right' things and being told by several doctors that there was nothing wrong with me except that I wasn't trying hard enough, in 2009 I tried what seemed crazy: Dr. Simeons Hcg protocol. I lost 85 lb.