When I started Ideal Protein, not only did I weigh 288 lbs, I also had a body fat percentage of 48%. Half of my body was fat!
The pounds did increase this week. I think it's because I had a vigorous bike ride earlier in the day and I seem to weigh heavier after rides (I have no idea why) and after the ride I drank a lot of water. I think I still had a lot of that water in my system at weigh-in time.
Even with the weight increase my body fat ratio dropped ... so I am considering this week a successful dieting week!
On weigh-in days I always try to wear the same type of clothes and stick to a set routine. That way, I am not caught weighing in with a full tummy or wearing a heavy pair of jeans when I usually weigh with an empty tummy and a light pair of slacks. I want to be as consistent as possible.
This week, I didn't stick to my usual routine and it contributed to a higher number on the scale than expected - and if I didn't have a little gadget checking my fat ratio, I probably would have left the clinic feeling like I did something wrong. Luckily, the little gadget was there, assuring me I was doing fine.
Besides, I went clothes shopping again this week and was once again amazed at what I was able to get into! This morning I put on a brand-new size medium (MEDIUM!!!) top with a pair of size 14 crop pants that are getting a bit on the baggy side!! I'm doing just fine!