I expected a gain this week. I had planned a night out to celebrate my 10% loss, with food and drinks. Then, on Friday (night before weigh in) I went out with some friends for burgers and drinks. I tracked everything and even did some extra activity, but figured it would still be a gain on the scale. I was expecting the scale to show +3 or +4. I had a great week, other than the 2 overindulgent meals I stayed right on plan. Even so, I knew the scale would be up a little with one of those meals being the night before weigh in.
The way I look at it, I'm in this for the long haul. If this way of life is going to be sustainable, then I am going to need to allow for weeks where I let loose a little (not too much). Life wouldn't be much fun without some social eating and drinking now and then! So, I take this +3 with a smile on my face, thinking of the fun that was had!
I feel pretty confident that getting back on plan today and having a good week on plan will help take at least 1.5 of it off. Hopefully I'll be over this gain within 2 weeks. I do HATE how it takes twice as long to lose it as it does to gain it, but that's just the way of things.