Monday, June 13, 2011
Well..........I'm surprised and shocked. I followed the slim down as provided in the booklet. I didn't add anything new because I really wanted to discover how much weight one, as myself, can lose doing the slim down. Is it like the infomercials? Can a person really lost up to 6 pounds in 6 days? I really didn't expect 6 lbs, however, I did expect something. Low and behold, I gained 2 lbs. I suppose it is water weight because, by the third day, I got this bloated feeling. Now, I'm drinking 2 liters of water daily so I'm not sure about how to fit it all together. That is the normal amount of water Ive been maintaining for some time now. I examined measurements from last year whereas I was the same weight in May of last year, however, this time I'm one inch larger in the waist, abs, and hips. I suppose it is due to increased muscle mass? At least that is what I want to believe. Next, it is that time of the month so I suppose some swelling and water retention can be to blame also. So where do I go from here?
Actually, as I've decided when I began this weight loss journey, I will continue the meal plan. I think my body may have gone into shock with the increased protein. I should also get past aunt flo's visit so that by the end of the next next week, I may see some results. The only concern I have is gaining more weight. I began this weight loss in May and was moving steadily down, while increasing exercise until this point. I like knowing that there is more muscle, but increasing an inch in several areas is alarming. I've got to be patient, however, self assured that I can get this weight off. I'm studying calories in and calories out, looking for trends, visiting my nutrition chart. Perhaps this is a temporary plateau.
"When the going gets tough, the tough keep moving." That's what I intend on doing.