I weighed myself as soon as I woke up this morning, and I’m just now posting this at 3:00, so you can probably guess why: the news isn’t good. First, here’s the actual stats:
- Weight Lost, Current Week: 0.4 lbs gained
- Weight Lost, To Date: 19.4 lbs
- Weeks on Diet: 5
To say I’m discouraged would be an understatement. At only 5 weeks in, this seems way too early for a plateau. And I’m working SO hard! I admit that I had one small “splurge” last week (a beer when I met a friend for a gab session), but that was on Tues, and even if you’re looking at this from the strictest Atkins perspective, which is that I might have knocked myself out of ketosis, I would have been back IN it easily by now. There’s no reason me not to have at least lost a pound.
Honestly, I’ve been on the verge of tears all day. Up until now, I’ve considered myself in a sort of induction phase (even though we’re not really following Atkins) and was able to take comfort in the fact that the way I’m eating was just short term. Eventually, I’d be able to add back in a little bit of bread and some milk with dinner – two things I’m really missing. But if I’m already having weeks where I don’t lose any weight at all, where the heck am I supposed to go from here?
Today, I’m feeling very, very discouraged.