I have 5% of my weight to lose for the 5% Fall challenge and not long left in the challenge.
I was using my son's scales as mine did not seem to be working properly. But the scale said my weight was going up and up. So the week before last I ate a lot less calories as I was really despairing. When I checked my deficit for the week it was 5000 calories so I expected to lose at least a pound, but the scales went up.
My friends made some helpful suggestions. I rested for 2 days and upped my calories for a couple of days and then worked hard the rest of the week.
When I weighed in on Saturday, I felt thinner, my pants were looser, but the scales still said I had gained and then they said error when I tried them again. So I put a new battery in my own scales which had died several weeks ago. Wow! It read 138lb. The other scale said 144lb. So I got my weights and weighed them on my scales and the weight was correct, so I knew that I had lost and not gained.
I only weigh once a week now as was suggested to me. I changed my goals and Spark has upped my calories. I am finding it hard to meet my calories on days when I don't work so hard, like today when my friend came to visit for the day.For lunch we had cream of tomato soup for starter, salmon salad for main and a small sugar free, but milky desert.
I ate, but was not hungry tonight as I had such a big lunch. I was under on protein, over on fat and just under my calorie range.
I am looking after my GD tomorrow night, so will be able to work at finishing painting the conservatory before I go. I will lay the rest of the carpet too. If the weather is good, I hope to finish painting outside this week as the weather is getting much more unpredictable and colder. I want it finished before the snow comes.
I am hoping to get a good workout at the free gym later this week. So I am hopeful that I will continue to lose now that my plateau has broken.
Thank you all my friends for your encouragement and all the messages and goodies. And woof to my friends on the Spirited Underdogs team. Thank you for your support when I really needed it!