Struggling for ounces
I reflect on the day that has passed, doing a mental checklist of what I ate and drank, puzzled why this second week of the Ideal Protein journey is going so slow. I'm trying not to beat myself up too much because I know the inches are falling off - I can once again fit into my slim man pants. They were rather tight and uncomfortable just a few short weeks ago.
Strangely, I'm stuck on my Trigger Number, or the weight that reminds me to go back on the program for a few days. I had gone above that number by about 7 or 8 pounds through the fall, into the Christmas holidays, and down to Arizona for a week.
"You're only supposed to weigh yourself once a week," someone suggested at the office.
Well, sure. That's nice in theory, but my brain isn't wired that way. I need to do a daily check to maintain my focus. Also, if I didn't look for a full week and found out I hadn't lost anything, I think I'd lose my mind. This way, I know damn well I haven't lost anything, and it keeps me motivated to keep trying.
I'm less agitated about this than I might sound. I feel better, my clothes are more roomy, and the food that I do eat tastes so darn good.
This is definitely a different experience from the first two times through the program. I dropped a lot in the first few days, but haven't dropped dramatically since. I really can't explain it?
But, I'm soldiering on, drinking copious amounts of water, nibbling on my approved snacks, and savouring my veggies. Meanwhile, would someone pass the scotch?