When I started the No S Plan (no sugar, seconds or snacks except for some S days (Saturday, Sunday special days)) my weight rocketed up. I had already regained a bit and then shot up to 213.2 on March 22. I kept doing the No S Plan as best I could because I really didn't have time or inclination to look for something else. I was busy and discouraged. I just couldn't do it.
As easy as the No S Plan is, I still have not been 100% compliant. Even though it sounded too good to be true, I knew I hadn't given it a fair chance. Turns out, much to my surprise that afternoon snacks are the hardest part. I hadn't really realized it because I was eating only a small handful of nuts or something else equally healthy and small. The problem was I would get three or four small handfuls making it no longer healthy nor small. Once this plan brought it to my attention, I have been at least aware that I'm straying off plan, if not skipping the snack all together.
That is one of the main purposes of the plan, to identify those small tweaks that need to be made. Snacking on a small handful of nuts isn't bad. The plan encourages no snacking at all. The snack should be added to the meal so that no snack is needed. I'm working on that. I'm pretty good with portion control most of the time. My problem is that I mostly don't stop for a proper lunch. It winds up being too small and of more of a snack nature leading me to want more mid-afternoon. It is a work in progress, but I am headed in the right direction. (It is nearly 2:00 and I haven't had lunch. I don't want a big lunch now because 65MD will want supper around 6:00 and I want to eat with him. This is not unusual.)
So, about my weight. After hitting 213.2 on March 22, my weight fluctuated a bit for a few days until settling on 211 on March 25. From then until this morning I weighed 211 every morning. That has never happened to me before. My weight has never, ever been stable like that. I didn't think it was possible. I thought every one's weight fluctuated around a couple of pounds one way or another. Just because an individual said their weight was 125, did not mean that that person weighed exactly 125 every single day. I thought their weight might float up to 127 after a heavy eating period like the holidays and down a few pounds during a lesser eating time, like during an illness. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe other people weigh the same day in and day out. (Most people probably don't weigh every day.)
Anyway, here I am on April 1, with a weight of 210.2 which is down almost a pound from last Wednesday and down three full pounds from the high almost two weeks ago. I am totally fine with that. If I can eat the way I have for the last couple of weeks and lose a pound or nearly a pound each week, I am golden! Other than the issues with bread, which I think are funny, I have never been as calm about food. This is great. I hope it lasts!
Just a quick hip update: I'm still having quite a bit of pain at the injection site. That will happen, for a while, I'm sure. I feel like I am walking much better already. I'm sure I'll get better every day, if I pace myself so I don't regress. Thanks for the prayers.