A Disastrous January

January has not been my friend in terms of weight loss. I’ve tracked and eaten well but the results just haven’t reflected that. I haven’t exercised as much as I could of but that’s mainly down to illness.

So, after Christmas and New Year I weighed in on 3rd January. I’d be really poorly over New Year (See the end of THIS POST) I was just about recovered ready to go back to work and WW. I’d put on half a stone. I put this down to Christmas, obviously but wondered if some had been caused by the illness as I hadn’t eaten properly.

When I weighed in on 10th January I’d lost 5.5lbs of the 7lbs I’d gained over Christmas. On 17th, I lost another 2lbs, meaning I’d now lost the 7lbs from Christmas, plus another half a pound.

However, the week of 21st January I had to take two days off work because I had a really heavy cold. I stayed in bed and didn’t eat on the Monday, then on the Tuesday I just had an evening meal. I went back to work on the Wednesday and when I weighed in on the Thursday I’d put on 3.5lbs! I was devastated to be honest. I couldn’t see how it had happened, but with hindsight, perhaps my body just doesn’t react well to illness and missing meals as a result? I’ve had 4 colds (of varying strengths) since Christmas.

On 31st January I’d lost 2 of the 3.5lbs.

Thankfully February seems to be treating me a little better, so far anyway! On 7th February I’d lost 3lbs, meaning I’m now at my lowest weight and taking my total weight loss to 2 stone 10lbs. 4lbs away from losing 3 stone. Fingers crossed I can make 3 stone by the end of February!

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One thought on “A Disastrous January

  1. Genuinely the body is such a weird thing. It sounds baffling that by not really moving and not eating you put on weight but I guess there must be something sciency going on that us mere mortals know nothing about. Fingers crossed you’re back on track with your goals and feeling better!

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