Oh I don't think so!
I walked 5 miles yesterday with much of it at my top speed and with the incline up all the way! I was sweating buckets! I ate almost no carbs and (with the exercise figured in) less than my allotment of calories. I know I was burning like a fiend, because I was actually hungry to the point of my stomach hurting a few hours after dinner. I ate a 80 calorie piece of goat cheddar...and showed great restraint that I didn't blow it when my daughter (who was feeling ill) wanted a hot buttered English muffin that I had to toast, butter and carry to her room. The muffin made it in one piece, but it was torture for me!
And I am a little sore (still or again), so maybe thats what this is. Or, I am paying for the transgressions of Saturday night now. Or the breast tenderness that's gotten so much worse is indicating that I can expect a nice big drop in a day or two. Or the fact that I didn't sleep for beans and got up at 5:30 am is registering on the scale.
I would do a steak day today even if technically I don't need one, except that I am an unwilling carnivore. I am a hypocrite. I went vegetarian 20-some odd years ago because I couldn't stand the thought of eating flesh and never could stand to handle meat raw. The only reason I do now is because I hat being fat worse. I am lucky enough to have a husband who cooks it for me, however. He loves to grill year-round, and when we cook meat dishes in the house, he does the meat part...I do the rest. Or if I'm alone, I don't eat meat...or I eat what he's cooked ahead and left in the freezer. Another option would be to take myself out to dinner and let someone else cook.
In any case, he's unavailable to help me out tonight. He has prior commitments.
Thus, I either do an 'egg day', for which I'm not prepared as I have no eggs made (and will be at work) or I assume that what I see on the scale is not reality. I'm choosing to assume that this is not reality.
If tomorrow, when I weigh at a normal time and have caught up on sleep, this is still registering, Dave and I have agreed to a steak day tomorrow. That would mean fasting all day, and then having a nice steak and an apple for dinner. It's never failed to bring me down more than a lb., and once THREE. It's hard, but it is do-able.
We'll see if a steak day is even required. I did sort of a protein blitz that might qualify as and Intermittent Fast (IF) day.
I didn't eat until about 2:30 pm. I was shooting for an egg day, but I had to make the eggs when I got home from work, and I was just to hungry to wait for the cooking and the cooling and the making. So I had a cup of tuna and a piece of goat cheddar along with my supplements.
When the eggs were cooled and all, I ate two eggs.
After a couple of miles on the treadmill I had 12 Brussels sprouts. All total, I've consumed 697 calories and burned 229. Most of those calories were protein and fat, with a little bit of complex carb.
Later I had about 1/2 oz. pistachios.
I may still have a piece of homemade chocolate. I'm not sure about a 3 oz. glass of wine. It depends on my DH. I'm actually so tired I could just go to bed and drop into a dreamless sleep immediately, but he's been up longer and worked harder and he doesn't get to even be home yet. So I'm up until he gets home, and then I'll go to bed when he does. That is likely another 1/2 hour. He may want to hot tub. He may want a drink. He may not have enough awake left in him for either.
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.