This would not be unexpected. Now, if it lasted all week, that would be unexpected and a bummer.
The bigger bummer is that I'm not sure I've even recouped from the inexplicable (and unexpected) 2.6 gain. Without that anomaly I'd be far more excited about my progress.
Yesterday I walked 5 miles, working up to a 10 incline and back down again. Once again, I felt great. According to the calorie burn calculator on the treadmill, I burned a couple hundred extra calories, so I figured I'd test the 'coconut oil as a weight loss accelerant' theory again. I had perhaps 150 calories worth of 'chocolate'; two pieces of a couple tsp. each that we estimate are 60-70 calories each. I guess that was the wrong thing to do? Otherwise my protocol meals were exact.
We even went to the movies and the popcorn didn't drive me crazy. In fact, the sticky smell of candy and soda from the lady next to me was a little nauseating. The fact that she was easily 400 lb. and ate nonstop the entire time (seriously...did not stop...just mowed through an amazing assortment of stuff) made it easy to NOT want to indulge. On the way out we were behind an elderly couple nearly the same size as the woman, ambulating at a snail's pace on teeny-tiny feet that held up their cumbersomely large bodies. In the lobby, they met (I would assume) their son, who was the same size and on a scooter with an oxygen tank. It was a reminder that it would be far too easy to end up in that place where every moment is painful and slow and it's hard to even take care of yourself. I don't want to be there.
I am for certain going to go the full 6 weeks. I am just halfway there.
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.