I sort of immediately dropped from, what, about 282 to 277 and then was deprived, the rest of the week, of any more weight loss joy on the scale. Even had to endure a pop back up. I found myself wondering whether Lose It had assigned me too many calories. Even if I don't exercise, Lose It budgets me over 2100 calories per day to lose 1.5 pounds a week. Once I realized that, it didn't seem that amazing that I was coming in so under calories every day! Then I remembered that when I started, the point wasn't to count calories so much as to eat good foods that would balance me glycemically, and just sort of track to see how my eating habits registered on the calorie count log. However, as soon as I started tracking, that became the obsession, to stay under budget.
I took yesterday off from exercise, just in case any of my leg muscles wanted a chance to repair. So I'm back today.
I also figure I'll go back to work a little bit after Thanksgiving. Maybe just warm myself back into it. Today I have flare-up and that is even though there was no exercise yesterday. I thought about a couple possible career changes but can't get started on them till next fall anyway. It's time for a little income!