Monday, August 18, 2008
I have been tracking my calorie deficits and last week I burned what should have added up to 1.22 pounds. Unfortunately, that total was not reflected in the scale this morning. In fact, my weight is exactly where it was a week ago.
I know I shouldn't fret about a one pound variance, but I can't help it. I only have 3.5 pounds left to get to my goal weight, so each pound is a big deal to me right now.
I would like to chalk this up to fluid retention or hormones, but I really don't think either one is the culprit. I don't feel or look bloated.
So what else could it be? I know I haven't gained a pound of muscle in one week. Am I tracking my calories or exercise incorrectly? I am sure there is some room for error, but not 1.22 pounds worth.
Oh well, I guess I'm just going to have to relax and let it be. I know that my body is not a machine and that it won't always react the way I think it will. Even though I "know" this to be true, why is it so hard to accept? There is a big difference between understanding and accepting, and I still have a long way to go.