I weighed myself this morning as I always do, and I found that I’ve lost 4 lbs since yesterday morning. I was unable to run after work as I’d originally planned due to pain in my shins and my right ankle, but somehow I still managed to drop some weight. I know it’s all water weight, but in the past, it’s typically been easiest to lose water weight by sweating it out. I can only guess how much more I’d have lost if I’d have been able to run.
Regardless, I’m making the immediate progress I was counting on from past experience. This is important for a few reasons. First, because I am grumpy when my weight is up as high as it was, and second, because it shows that if I follow the rules that I used to lose the weight in the first place, it will work again.
That second point is super-important to me because it is what I preach on this blog. It’s the information I spread to everyone here and anyone who asks me in person: Whole30 and the Paleo Diet both work to make you healthy, and ultimately, to lose weight.
I know that sometimes it takes longer to see results. Heck, I ate perfectly for months without losing any weight when I was at or near my lowest weight because I had reached an equilibrium between the amount of food I was eating and the calories my activities were expending. Right now, as I’m back to eating as I should, my body is shedding the excess water and hopefully some of the honest weight I surely put on in the past week.
The lesson here is if you do the work, your body will respond. Not always immediately, and not always in ways we want to see (lbs lost), but there is always a response. I already feel my belt not feeling as tight due to the lost water weight. My face looks less pudgy now, too. These are all great signs, and show me that I’m doing the right thing.