Eat Evolved


You are what you eat. Eat what you've evolved to eat.

So maybe it’s working after all…

March 9th, 2011 at 14:44

I woke up this morning, and like I do every morning, went to pee and then got on the scale. I was up THREE POUNDS from yesterday. This just…doesn’t happen. I’ve been in a three-week plateau, and every time I think I’m going to break through it, I don’t. Yesterday morning I finally weighed in at a slight bit lower than my lowest weight, and I thought I was moving in the right direction. After all, I’ve been walking a bit more and eating right. And my pants are still shrinking. So why am I not losing weight? I was in quite a funk.

Last night I measured my hips, just because I was curious to see where I was with my measurements. I “officially” take my measurements once a month, and have done that twice since I started eating Primally. I was down an inch in the hips since my last measurements, taken February 18th, which meant I was down a total of 2.5 inches in the hips since January 17th when I took my first set of measurements. This despite not really losing much weight at all since February 18th. I think overall I’ve lost a pound since then (not counting this morning, when I measured two pounds OVER). A definite plateau. I was really pissy because I didn’t even have a glass of wine last night, and yet here I am gaining weight.

I decided to check my waist. The first month, I only lost a half-inch off my waist. Since February 18th, I’ve lost an inch and a half off my waist. Crazy, huh? I still have a week and a half before I’m even supposed to measure myself, and I’m already down two inches on the waist and two and a half on the hips, in less than two months. That makes the crushing scale fail a little easier to deal with. Clearly, my body is now efficiently using fat as fuel, rebuilding muscle with protein, and while I’m not losing weight, I AM losing fat. The weight will eventually come off. The key is that I LOOK thinner, and feel better.

Mind you, none of this will help me at the weigh-in for my work’s Biggest Loser competition on April 4th, but hopefully the weight loss will kick-start itself by then. ;)

blog comments powered by Disqus