I've lost 10.8 pounds in 11 weeks.
That's awesome. And that sucks.
I figured I'd be losing quicker than this. Especially because I've been BUSTING my butt doing all the right things. I'm eating my WW points each day. I'm filling up on fruits and vegetables. I'm going to the gym - making cardio my main focus, but also doing a variety of weights each week. I've limited my martini intake (and we all know how tough THAT is!)... so why am I not losing any quicker??
I sit in my WW meetings and listen to women all around me losing 3, 4 pounds a week WITHOUT going to the gym.
I talk to friends who lose 1-2 pounds a week just by cutting out sweets or soda.
I have a colleague at work who lost 9 pounds in half the time I did, and who eats at McDonalds and Dunkin Dounuts.
How is this fair??
I've been a queen of weight loss for a while. It has always come off quicker than this. Especially in the beginning. I was really thinking I'd lose the first 10 pounds in 3 weeks and then settle down to a 1-2 pound a week loss. I would've been tickled with this. Yet I'm fighting the fight of my life and don't even have a 1 pound a week weight loss to show for it.
Last week I talked to my WW group leader. She thinks I'm nuts - that I should be thrilled with what I've accomplished. I also met with my General Practitioner. She thinks I'm nuts too. I've had my thyroid tested. I'm the the normal range of normal normalness.
SO WHY IS IT COMING OFF SO SLOW? AND WHY AM I NOT NOTICING A DIFFERENCE YET??
It's not like it's been a week, or a month... it's been 11 weeks - when do I get to see the change??
I'm going to a weight loss seminar this week. A specialist is running a program where you can get your own personal metabolism tested to see how you tolerate certain foods, certain combinations of foods, at certain times, etc.
Anyway, I hope it sheds some light on my situation and I can start picking up the pace on this weight loss.
But I LITERALLY cannot do anything more. I cannot eat any healthier, I cannot work out any more frequently.
So I hope it starts to give - soon.
But 10.8 pounds - yay, right? A bit.