I was astounded by that, but very pleased. I had two glasses of wine last night that not only put me up over my calorie goal, but knocked me on my butt. I had poured a third glass only to (rightly) not drink that. I don't feel too bad this morning, but did wake up with breast tenderness and bloating again, so I was expecting to be UP at least a pound. I also tried to felt a knitting project by hand yesterday, and after 1/2 hour and very tired arms/back, I gave up. I also reupholstered 4 dining room chairs, which required very long screws and heavy use of a screwdriver. I'm sore this morning. I was mentally gearing up for a steak day before I even got out of bed.
Looking back, I've lost 2.5 lb. since I stopped protocol! That is exactly what my goal was on the calorie counter. I figured out the average weight loss for my 7 weeks of protocol. I lost 20 lb. Most of that was in the first couple of weeks. If you average it all out, with the painfully slow last week or two (or so it seemed) it was 2.8-2.9 lb. per week. And I am now eating more than double the calories...of food I like!
That does not mean that I'm considering protocol a waste. Like I said before, I tried to get rid of the weight all summer and couldn't the 'traditional' way. It's like protocol kick-started my body into letting it go, and now I'm on a roll and much happier with how I feel and look already.
I hope I can keep it up!
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.