Okay, now I'm downright annoyed. We're coming up on the end of the first week of the new year. I've been faithfully following Phase IV of the challenge I'm on, and today my ring is snug. S N U G.
So I hop on the scale ...
Last week = 242
How about 243? What the heck?! Water intake, right on the money. Exercise, just as outlined. Diet, easy peasy. But weight doesn't just go up magically for the heck of it.
I even checked the calibration on the scale. It is accurate.
No, it isn't "female" ... which leaves me no choice but to revisit the diet. When 2 + 2 = 5, something isn't adding up right.
I've read the body sometimes works to hold onto things, if the diet changes in some significant way, at least initially. This may account for the uptick, but I just don't see this diet as all that different from what I've been eating. The calorie count is what I've been on for a month. The content of the diet changed a little, but not what I'd consider significantly. Perhaps, though, the body perceives it differently. I don't know, and I can't assume, so I am revisiting exactly what I've eaten this past week. I'm reading through the food diary with an eye toward a misstep somewhere. So far, I'm not seeing one, but I'm making careful comparisons with the packet material for this past week. Yes, it is analytical, but I want to make sure there isn't something more (or less) I should be doing.
It is frustrating to be so very careful, and yet see a lack of progress. Bodies need to adjust, and I get that, and hope this is all it is. I'm NOT making 243 my official number this week. The weigh-in is officially on Sunday morning, and we'll see what it reads then.
Frustration aside, I'm not detered from staying the course and remaining on plan.