Well I am down .6 from Monday, but still not very low. However, for the Tales from the Scales Challenge, I am down .4 from where I was last week. Also kind of disapointing.
Now dont get me wrong. I love a loss, no matter how small. And I wrote all about my wonderful NSVs for the Healthy You Challenge yesterday. However, I am starting to fear a plateau is emerging. My weight loss has definitely slowed in comparison to what it was after xmas. People always say the last 10 pounds is the hardest to lose. At the rate I was going, I thought, that must not be the case for me. Now I am eating those words!
There is only one thing I can think of that may be contributing to my slow loss this week. I weighed in on Monday after eating this new recipe that I tried (healthy of course). I remember feeling kind of bloated and gassy (sorry for the TMI) that night, but when I was up on Monday I attributed that to my cheese affair on Friday night. However, last night (also a night before a weigh in), I had left overs of this same dish, and felt the same way. I had major gas, and felt extremely bloated. I am not sure what would be in this dish (that consists of chicken, fat free ricotta cheese, part skim low moisture mozzerella cheese, and no salt added diced tomatoes) that would cause me to feel that way. But I am wondering if now it is more than just a coincidence, and if this has had an affect on my weight loss. I am in fact listening to my body and it makes me wonder is all.
I will not be weighing in until Monday. I will also be having kind of a challenging rest of the week and weekend. Tomorrow will be my valentines day dinner with my boyfriend. While I have already planned out my meal and plan to eat healthy, the rest of the weekend will be spent with my parents in town. I know that will involve a lot of my grandmas unhealthy cooking, and eating out a lot. So I am nervous about that as well. I am going to do my best. I hope I am not disapointed in myself come Monday. I also wish I could have finished the week off with a weight loss that was more than where I was at last Friday (171). I guess I will never know, since after work I will be going to my grandmas where my parents are staying, and I wont be able to weigh myself as I usually do. Sure, I could do it another time, but I am pretty strict to sticking to my schedule so the weighin is as accurate as possible.
Also, in regards to the hot chocolate..in a week I only had it once. And I dont really think that was what was slowing my weight loss down. not that I plan on jumping back on the hot chocolate bandwagon every night, however I think I can allow it more often that I was because I dont think that was a contributing factor.