Week 2 disappointment :(
I am at the end of week 2 and I just did pre weigh in before my cheat day. I'm so sad! I have plateaued after losing 1.9kg in my first week, I would be ok if I saw inch loss instead but absolutely nothing.
I'm really disappointed, not because the diet is hard, actually it is not far from what I was already eating but simply because I want to lose these stubborn 8 kilos that just do not want to leave my body!
I've read the forum this morning and decided to go ahead with the cheat day, starting off with SCD breakfast and grapefruit juice, but Ill probably moderate my cheating this week as I don't feel like I deserve it
I am not giving up but I can't help feeling a little sad
I am 173cm tall
My current weigh is 73.4kgs (today)
Pre cheat day it was 71.3kgs (sat morning)
My goal weight is 63kgs
My typical day is:
Protein shake with 1 tsp of coffee, 1/4 tsp on cinnamon, ice and water. I take 1.5 scoops so that I get 30gs of protein. I have trouble with solid food in the morning
Chicken/Turkey/Tuna with veg or salad a portion of beans.
Sometime Ill go for a 2 egg white 1 full egg omlette, with beans and greens.
Dinner is a similar combo of above.
Exercise in wk 1:
M-W-F - work out on pg 164
T-Th- I ran 3.5 kms
Exercise in wk 2
M-W-F - work out on pg 164 + pg 178
M- I ran 3.5 kms
T- I played bball for 1.5 hrs
Yesterday I thought a lot about what I did differently to week 1... and I think my problems are definitely those defined on Pg 94 of the book, eating too late, not enough protein and not enough water. After much thought yesterday I tried to brainstorm what I did differently last week.
1. I had a couple of nuts around 4pm because I knew dinner would be late
2. Towards the end of the week I didn't drink as much water
3. I didn't have beans with every single meal
I also ate some nuts on a couple of days at around 4pm, I also had a second lunch on Tuesday seeing I was going to play bball at 8pm and dinner would be after 930.
Don't lose heart. Its a marathon not a sprint. I have been doing SCD for about 5-6 months and have only lost a total of 15 pounds (7 or so kgs). BUT... I know its staying off and I look and feel great.
So... forget about the scales and measuring tape for a second.... how do you feel? better than 2 weeks ago? if your answer is yes then even if you've not lost much weight you're still in a better position than before.
Keep it up.
Carla, I feel your pain! I just had my pre cheat weigh in on Sat. morning. Lost a little over 7 lbs. my first week, then this week, nothing..and only went down 2 1/2" overall. Frustrating, but I also know that I have read time and again that it can take up to 5 weeks for women to see anything resembling normal weeks. I know I do feel better, seem to be sleeping better, and am not "fighting" to only cheat on cheat days. I'm going to just keep plugging along - only change I am making is trading in the tsp. of nut butter I was having around 3:00(hungry time for me) for another form of protein and see how that works. I keep getting a lot of encouragement to just try to be patient, keep on plan, and let my body do the work..so I am trying to. I have over 100 lbs to lose, so might as well be patient about it! I think we will both be very suprised with the results if we just keep focused and wait. Easier said than done I know, but worth it in the end! Be strong! - Tina
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