So why am I even posting today? Pretty much as a 'rah, rah' pep talk for myself. Or encouragement to 'get back on that horse when you screw up' or 'keep on keepin' on' sort to yadda yadda. Because I ate no more than 500 calories yesterday and there is NO WAY you can actually gain weight on 500 calories. Right?
I did have sauerkraut yesterday, which I shouldn't have since I didn't now if I'd recouped from Friday yet and the salt was likely to make me retain water. It may also just be that I have weighed everywhere from 5 am to 9:30 am and places in between for the last several days. .2 could just reflect that. Who knows? I just know I have to keep going and see where the averages fall.
Valentines Day will be the soonest I would stop. The first of March is the furthest I'd push it I think.
Last night was the first day I felt really very hungry. At 10:30 pm I was still working on a project that required my full attention and I was just too hungry. Almost painfully hungry. I wanted a big scoop of peanut butter! Really. It was that specific. But it wasn't a craving. It was a painful, gnawing hunger.
I had a coconut oil 'chocolate' and 8-10 oz. water and went to bed.
I did mix new Hcg yesterday, and I did not do a skip day. I measured the product I had left in the bottle I'd been using and their was a week's worth still in it! I'm glad I mixed new though, because I think perhaps I'm running on not so much. And it's not like I'd be adding that extra week onto what I'm already doing. I hope the new product works wonders.
Well, at work today I forgot to eat all of my food. I ended up eating my cucumber slices on the way home so I could still have my veggie at dinner and not have everything all lumped up or end up skipping one by default. It is almost 5 pm and I'm seriously just not hungry. I suspect DH will want to go for a walk when he gets home. I might if it's not windy. The temperature is moderate; 37* with tomorrow supposedly up to 40* or better. Without wind, it would be like spring. With wind, it could still be chilly. We'll see.
But I am once again feeling energetic and completely satisfied with the amount of food.
DH and I did a couple of mile walk-n-talk and I think I know what's going on here. I think after the wine, even though I drank lots of water, the big drop reflected dehydration. The gains have simply been indicative of RE-hydration. I may very well be releasing fat in increments that are smaller than the weight from the water. These might have seemed significant if I could see them. But I can't because they are hidden in the water.
That feels right anyway.
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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.