This is so ridiculous…one step forward, two steps back. I am up 2.2 pounds this week. So, I’m back at 184.
Mind you, I did not track my food or exercise at all last week. It’s also been crazy humid out here and I know I tend to retain a lot of water when humidity is high.
What I don’t get is my clothes are getting loose around the waist. I bought two pair of shorts a couple weeks ago that fit perfectly. They had a little give but nothing crazy.
Around the same time, I bought protein powder and have been having smoothies every morning. Those same shorts are now loose enough at the waist that I need to wear a belt with them.
Any thoughts? Could the protein shakes be helping trim down while adding weight? I don’t really want to give up my morning smoothies. Since adding protein powder, I feel full much longer and am not reaching for a snack at 10 am at the office.
Do any of you have experience with protein shakes? Is this normal? Although I like how clothing is feeling on my body, I really don’t want to see the numbers on the scale get any higher.
I will be extra diligent in tracking food and getting some form of exercise in this week and hope for the best. Weight loss really is a science, isn’t it?
Happy Monday, all.