Week 10 Loss 1 1/4lbs – Ok So What The Heck Went Wrong There?
OK that went well……NOT!……..so have you ever had one of those face palm moments and left wondering how dumb you could have been???? yep OK this was one of mine I laugh about it now but last night I was so cross with myself for being so stupid.
No I did not cheat as many of you may have thought when reading the opening paragraph, hand on heart no cheating so why such a small loss this week I hear you ask? ……..Here is why…..
OK so I switched from step 2 to Sole Source last week as my BMI was finally under 40 and I could start the lowest plan so no food just 3 CWP per day (which I wanted to start on but couldn’t) and thought OK now I am going to start losing loads more each week woohoo, as if nearly 26 lbs in 9 weeks wasn’t enough to be proud of. It is and I should be but I am a very impatient person
When I popped on the scales last night and it read 1 1/4lbs loss I think a few, well I know, swaer words left my lips as I stepped down very disappointed at the effort I had put in for such a rubbish result. I think I said “well thats @hit” immediately sitting myself down in a bit of a grump, as you do.
My Cambridge consultant then asked me to walk me through what I had been doing that week…..
I explained that I had been having my porridge at about 10am, then a vegetable flavouring (like a soup) about 1pm and then when I got home a shake and then about 8pm another shake, so 3 CWP packs a day. She interrupted me to say OK so you have been starving your body from 10am in the morning until 6pm at night on 1 CWP which is about 150 calories????
I replied erm well yes I was using the flavouring as a soup substitute as I didn’t realise till I got home last week that I had bought mostly shakes and no soups Duh! I honestly didn’t think it mattered. OK but the flavouring is not a CWP substitute, she replied,you must have the packs at regular intervals during the day, your body is going into starvation mode and retaining not losing hence the reason your loss is low this week.
It was at that point I’m thinking erm best not tell her I have missed 3 packs somewhere during the week as I have 3 spare otherwise I’ll get another lecture lol but my other half dropped me in it on that one anyway, thanks babe :-/ and to add I had a dizzy spell and had a day off work holiday on Wednesday as I felt so tired and wiped out :-/ although I didn’t quite look like this boy to the left but I felt like it
The thing is this was a genuine mistake and I had no idea that what I was doing was hindering my loss this week but I am so grateful to my consultant for taking the time (as she does every week) to find out how I am doing and advise me accordingly. I get a half hour one to one consultation/weigh in once a week and without it I would have made more mistakes and probably have made myself ill carrying on the way I had this week.
So the moral of the story, don’t be a dumb @ss!! but remember everyone’s body is different so speak to your consultant there is usually an explanation if you know it isn’t because you stuffed your face and cheated – that is what they are there for!!
So what is your #cambridgedietfacepalmmoment I can’t be the only dumb @ss can I?