Weekly Weight Wednesday numbers this week could be disappointing, if I allowed them to be. I'm not going to do that! A half pound seems like very little when compared to last week's 11.8 lb. loss. I believe there are a couple of factors in play here besides the scale number.
First of all, when I completed the 5 day cleanse, I hadn't had much sodium for days, so the rapid reintroduction of sodium ( I had some pretty salty soup the first day!) may have caused me to suck up some of the water I had gotten rid of.
Then I had my birthday weekend. As I said before, I didn't go completely crazy, but I was definitely over my calorie target area. Speaking of my calorie target area, at my current weight I would need 2600 calories per day to stay the same. A reduction of that baseline would therefore cause weight reduction. My target range is 1400-1600 a day. As I lose, I will have to further reduce the calorie intake. I am also ingesting the dietary essential oils that may help burn fat to give me that extra boost!
I think the main reason why the scale read what it did today is because of my eating behavior yesterday. I didn't take in many calories all day, then at 9pm I was starving and ate a big meal and went to bed. Didn't go over my target range, but ate almost all of it late. Duh.....I should know better than to do THAT! Ha! Something to keep in mind as I move forward!
I feel great. I have energy. My back isn't acting up today. My clothes are a bit looser. Getting excited at the upcoming wardrobe expansion (as in, I'll get to wear stuff I already have but outgrew awhile back). I'm having some meetings this week to share my essential oil story and show some folks how they can naturally support their wellness. I absolutely love it when someone has an "AHA moment" right before my eyes! Yay oils!