I am feeling really frustrated with the scale this week. I had a decent loss the day after my last weigh-in, but the three days following that have barely showed any change in number at all. I feel like I am getting a pretty good combination of my exercises and have even added in a step video (without the use of a step) a couple of times. I’m fairly confident that the problem is not my activity level.
Looking at my food intake for the last few days I see that I have been less concerned about my oil and margarine portions, and I remember thinking last week that it would be easy to add in calories using these substances to top myself up to a more typical caloric range. I have pretty much put that issue to bed, but figured that being less reserved when using these products would allow me to sit closer to the average intake of a low calorie diet while having no real impact on my weight loss. Was I wrong?
One other thing that I have been doing differently is that the last couple of nights I have eaten my last snack even though I wasn’t feeling particularly hungry. I was doing this to avoid having my body go into the starvation mode that I have been warned about, but now I’m wondering if it is just a needless adding of calories. Is it enough of a change to bring my progress to a virtual halt?
I am not looking forward to this Saturday’s weigh-in. I know that I will still have a loss, and I am pleased with that, but I have been enjoying consistently higher drops thus far and am sure that the scale will reflect a much slower rate this time. I will make the effort to return to my previous use of oil and margarine over the next couple of days and see if that helps. I just wish I would see a bigger loss this weekend than the one I am expecting.