I was concerned about a plateau. It had been a couple weeks and I was stuck at 217 pounds. I knew it was likely period water retention, so I didn’t worry about it.

Turns out my instincts were right.

Within a day of my new cycle, a couple pounds just melted off. I updated my weight chart so I could see what my new trajectory could be if I’m able to stay on course.

When I started this journey back in July 2019, I made the assumption that I may be able to lose 0.5 pounds per week, which is why the red line on the first route is slightly less aggressive than the current line. During that journey I wasn’t counting calories, only carb intake.

For this journey I am steadfast in journaling not only my carb intake, but my general calorie intake each day. I routinely supplement my breakfast with myo-inositol, NAC, berberine and chromium. And I try to get in a 2-mile walk several times a week.

With the current journey I can see approximately 1 pound of weight loss a week, so I reconfigured the trajectory line (red) to 0.75 pounds of weight loss a week. If I am able to keep that pace, I would see my goal weight (175 pounds) by my 40th birthday, still meeting my original goals when I started this entire thing.

Now I fully expect that in a month or two I will hit a plateau. I mentioned this in my last post. I also remember where my mind was when the last journey u-turned back several steps. I’m in a different place now. I am committed. It is becoming a lifestyle change.

This is that mythical place nutritionists and dieticians talk about, and I have never been more motivated to see it to the end.