To say our bodies are not logical must be the understatement of the century. I guess your "average" person might not realize this. But when you are someone who is paying close attention to your body, you notice these things.
I hate basketball, but I saw the footage this week of the basketball player who broke his leg SO badly. He wasn't even hit hard. You then see players who are NAILED and their bodies bend in impossible ways and they jump right up unhurt.
Then there are people who seem COMPLETELY healthy, go in and see the doctor over something minor, get a cancer diagnosis and are dead in 2 days. Then there's Lance Armstrong (yes, I know, he's a cheating piece of shit) but there is NO WAY he should be alive with the advanced stage of his cancer and he beat it!
What does this have to do with weight loss? Well, on my way down the scale, I had 2 times when I hit a nasty plateau. I wasn't doing anything differently - I was eating right and exercising and my weight was just STUCK. It wasn't going up, but it wasn't going down, either. Both times, it was suggested to me that I eat more calories per day.
Now, when you are actively losing weight, and feeling good about losing, and someone suggests you eat MORE? That prospect - at least for me - was utterly terrifying. But both times I did and suddenly my weight dropped like 3-4 pounds!
Well, guess what? I am maintaining pretty well. Last Sunday, BEFORE Easter dinner, I weighed myself and weighed 118.7. So then I went to Easter and pigged out. Then, when Marc and I went down to see Dr. DeRoberts, we had lunch at Uno Chicago Grill - and their ALL YOU CAN EAT soup bar. And I ATE. And then some other unplanned eating as I described a couple of days ago. Then Thursday, an unexpected invite to lunch at Red Lobster where I had fish and steamed broccoli (yay me!) but 2 cheddar bay biscuits (bad me!!).
And guess what - I got on the scale this morning and weighed 117.4. That's over a pound LESS then last week! Now a pound ain't much, and there is no way I plan to repeat this experience this week. But it goes to show that our bodies are not logical, and sometimes we have to roll with that.
And one last thing that I'm the most proud of - keeping with my revelation of a few weeks ago, I didn't mentally BERATE myself during the bad moments last week. I wasn't happy with myself, but I also didn't get totally down on me. By Friday I was back on plan. And I'm proud of that - no drama, no self hatred.