The old saying is true: the scale giveth and the scale taketh away.
I've said many times on this blog that the scale is a monster with tremendous power. I was reminded of that this morning.
I weighed in and lost....a half a pound. This was my first weigh-in in 3 weeks. Some background:
The last 2 times I weighed in, I lost 9 pounds and 7 pounds, respectively. There is simply no possible way to stay on that kind of roll. I never get 2 big drops in a row and absolutely never 3. My body doesn't give up the weight that easily.
Also, I had a clue that some of that 16 pounds I lost was water weight. I weighed at the doctor 2 weeks ago and had "bounced back" 8 pounds. Now, some of that was my clothes and shoes, but that sort of gave me an idea that the 7 pounds I had just "lost" wasn't really there.
So, I'll take it. Disappointed? Maybe a little, but I have had this happen before. Plateaus happen. I am going to just keep doing what I am doing and I know I will keep getting what I have been getting for the last 2 years.
If you had told me 2 years ago as I lay in the hospital..."two years from now, you will weigh 268 1/2 pounds." I would have busted out laughing and questioned your sanity.
So all is well. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!