So, for week 4, I had a calorie deficit of 7,907, even though I went over my 1800 calorie limit on Saturday.
For this past week, my weight has fluctuated quite a bit. In fact, it is still fluctuating, and probably will continue to do so for the next week or so, until I finish my antibiotics. I recently had to go onto antibiotics for an infection in my right hand (which is healing tremendously - Thank you Lord!), but antibiotics can cause some weight gain and fluctuations in weight because it can destroy the good and bad bacteria in our body, slow metabolism, and cause retention of fat cells. So, for now I will have to deal with these weight fluctuations and just get back on the grind when I come off my antibiotics.
So, I have lost a total of 10 inches from my body in 4 weeks. All of my measurements are decreasing (which is awesome!), and my BMI is slowly going down, too!
I have learned a lot over the past 4 weeks of my life. I found out that I can eat what I want and still lose weight. I have eaten everything from pizza, to cheese, to ice cream, to cookies & muffins. In addition, I allow myself to cheat on one day out of the week, so that I never feel like I am missing out on my favorite foods. I also found out that I do not have to kill myself in the gym to burn calories or lose weight.
For now, I am very happy with my progress. I am steadily losing weight and inches, I do not feel starved or hungry, and I have a ton of energy now that I did not have when I started!