A matter of inches
I’ve not been beating myself up, but I have been feeling a little down lately. I’m not deviating too much from my established eating habits. I’m still maintaining 16-hour fasts most days. I’ve not caved and had carbs, but I’m also seriously in a stall. We’re talking 6 weeks now that I’ve only fluctuated about 2.5lbs. I know what I need to do (drink more water and fast longer), but with school just getting started, I feel, right now, I will be more successful if I just stay the course and not try to make any major change.
I’m going to still weigh myself every day. I really do believe that keeps me on track better than anything. That said, it is a major disappointment to step on the scale after what you thought was a “good” day and see the weight up. But then I notice my pee (sorry if TMI) and see I’m probably a little dehydrated so that probably explains it. The next day it looks good and goes down, but the day after that it’s back up. It’s frustrating.
As I said, I’m not beating myself up and I’m not whining (well, maybe a little) but I’m using my chosen forum to document and add accountability.
The other day, I was digging around in my briefcase for something and came up with the little measuring tape they gave us at KetoFest. I’d forgotten about it. It was given to us by Dr. Westman’s Heal Clinics people. What he wanted to emphasize is measurements-particularly waist circumference-are extremely important. And while the pounds might not be dropping off as quickly now, we’re probably still losing inches. And I am!
|Feb 2017||Sep 2017|
I’ve lost 5 inches on my waist since February! FIVE inches! Wow. I knew my clothes were not only fitting better but many were falling off. And while I’ve lost a little over 30lbs, somehow that 5 inches seems more meaningful. ESPECIALLY since I carry my weight in my belly which is the most dangerous place to carry extra weight.
So I’m not going to let myself get too depressed about the scale not moving. I knew this time was coming. I knew I was going to have to buckle down some more. But I’m happy to see the inches falling off as well!