So I am just clueless at this point. I am up a pound from Friday. You would think at this point I must be stuffing my face or doing something different. Nope, nothing.
A lot of people have mentioned that its just daily fluctuations. I wish that was the case. However, looking at my weight change in a week, I gained 1.4. So those daily fluctuations do add up to one gain. To get things straight, I dont weigh myself every day. I do weigh myself every other day, and its a habit I have kept since starting LAWL. I continue it because I like to have something to keep myself accountable. When I did WW way back when, I used to pig out and eat heavy in the days following a weighin and eat nothing right before. Not that those behaviors would resurface, but its one reason I dont do just a weekly weighin.
Dont get me wrong, I dont look at these tri-weekly weighins individually. I have a sheet and I look at my weight change in a week. I think it was Cammy that pointed out I should look at trends, and I have been doing that. I have been falling in the same weight range for about the past 12-13 weeks, somewhere between 159 and 158. I have dropped below 158 about 2 times in those past weeks. For a while, Wednesdays were usually an "up" day on the scale, but lately, it is just about every day.
My exercise frequency has stayed the same, with 4 days/week being about the average...perhaps I need a new workout routine. I am not really sure if I can workout more than 5 days a week, especially with the work schedule I have had lately.
Eating...Im not eating anything differently than I used to. The only change is that my LA Lites (the energy bars you purchase when you start LAWL) ran out so I have been replacing them with Luna bars. I was told by the counselors and others on the LAWL boards that these were a good substitute, so I find it hard to believe that these would be the culprit. I still try a new recipe just about every week, and have no problem getting my water in.
So as you can see, I am just clueless. A lot of people said that maybe my body is just meant to be at this weight, and maybe that is true. My BMI is normal, however it is on the higher side closer to obese so its not as if Im in the low part of the "normal" range. My stats are on the side, I am 5'9 so I am tall. I just find it hard to believe that all of the sudden my body just stopped losing weight with no changes in my lifestyle except the fact that I weigh less.
I am really taking a few things to heart. If these tri weekly weighins keep upsetting me, I think I will go to a weekly or bi weekly weighin. That was my plan once I got to stabilization anyways. To wean myself away from the scale. I wasnt ready for stabilization at 160, but now I am getting tired of this all. "All" meaning weight loss mode. I dont think I would have any problem with stabilization except how I feel. I am not sure if 8-9 pounds would make a big difference in how I look and feel, but it might. I still have some fat on my stomach and thighs and I feel would be smoother if I lost that, and I might be in a size 10 at 150. I guess I have to ask myself if 8 pounds really is worth this. I am not sure right now...I have too many other things on my mind that have to do with my job. I will figure this out though, so in the meantime, I will just keep doing what Im doing and hope for the best.
I have come a far way, and I havent given up. I have changed my body and become a healthier person. Its hard to look at the big picture sometimes, and I feel that i have lost that to some extent. I still have body issues..I still see a fat person or someone who still needs a lot of work. But whats more important is that I have accomplished something good and this isnt the worst that could happen (even though it seems like it sometimes).