I've moved my official weigh-in day to Sundays for now, to accommodate the Son of Double Dog challenge schedule. Yesterday, I thought I'd get a sneak peak. I've been eating well within my calorie range, and drinking the optimal fluid amount each day, without fail.
You can imagine, I was a bit surprised to see how little the scale moved. I haven't deviated from the plan an inch this week. So, I've been trying to figure out what else could account for this scale number. My salt intake wasn't high, portions were good, etc.
Well, today I got my perimenopausal answer. Umpf. I'm hoping the body will readjust before Sunday, or it will throw off my scale reading. In the meanwhile, I'm sticking to the plan and challenge directives.
If the loss remains small on Sunday, it'll be corrected by the following week's weigh-in. But here is the cool thing; I have not gained weight, as is usual for me. In fact, I am actually down a little (very little), but still - a loss where I would normally see pounds of weight gain. So, this challenge is working already, just days into it.
Congratulations to Kathy, who found the source of her dilemma and is now feeling much improvement (due to the vitamin D supplement)!! Kathy, I'm so happy for you!! Check out Kathy's post, which has a website reference with more Vitamin D information. Kathy's blog is Kathy's Weight Loss Journal.
As I've stated before, deficiencies are serious things, and it is important to be sure we have proper amounts of all the vital nutrients and vitamins! I won't bore everyone with another post about it, but regular readers know my doctor found (so far) about 70% of his patients were seriously deficient - me included, much to my surprise - and I'll be on a prescribed vitamin D supplement well into January. I was taking a multivitamin each day, which contained more than the daily recommended standard dosage - plus I'm out in the sun a lot. I really felt like I was just humoring my doctor, when he wanted to screen for Vitamin D, expecting that I would be just fine. If the dailly multivatimin and sunshine didn't do it, surely the fortified breakfast cereal and milk would ... but NO! So, don't forget to have yourself screened for vitamin D levels, the next time you go for a blood draw. I forgot that golden rule about assuming ... lol
Tomorrow is another day and an opportunity to excel.
Calories today: 1612 (17 over optimal calories, so I'm calling this on-target)
Water today: 18
Day 115 ... almost over already! Time to get ready for bed. Good-night, my fellow weight loss bloggers!