I read your comment on the blog post and just wanted to remind (if you already knew) you of one thing that might help you when going to that scale... muscle weighs more then fat! In your exercise you might be loosing fat and gaining muscle, which is good! That muscle will help you loose more fat and eventually the number on the scale will go down. Have you been measuring your waist as well? It's good to go with an inches measurement sometimes because progress that is not showing up on the scale may show up on the tape measure. Remember that the number on the scale is only one part of measuring your over all fitness and health, going by it alone can be very misleading. For instance the scale tells me I'm overweight, but because of my height and bone density I know that I need to loose only half the pounds that the BMI tells me I need to loose. I encourage you to pay less attention to the scale, and more attention to how you FEEL. I hope that helps! 2404 days ago
I read your blog and like some of the other Sparkers below wanted to send words of encouragement! We ALL fall off the wagon. The good part is we all get back on the wagon.
In reading your post it reminded me of a Dr. Oz show I saw a couple of weeks ago where a woman asked a question about why the day after a good workout she either doesn't weight loss or gains weight. Dr. Oz's response was that the muscles swell when we work out and so you don't see immediate weight loss or even gain. When the muscle swelling goes down, then we see the weight loss. Not sure I completely believe this, but it sounded like a plausible answer for being really good with workouts and food and not losing weight.
Your exercise was doing great things for you, but they just showed up after the fall off the wagon. You have lost 42 lbs. That is fantastic. When I fall off the wagon, I try to look back at all the weight I have lost and that can be enough to motivate me to get back on the wagon.
Plus, I feel like the scale is a little possessed because it can jump up (and thankfully down) 2 pounds or more for me day to day (yes I am a little obsessive compulsive with my scale). When the scale shows good numbers, I even weigh twice just to see the good number.
I hope you have a great day and your wagon is nice and comfortable, because you have a lot of friends and support to share the ride! 2404 days ago
I read your comment on the blog post and hurried to write this before I could change my mind. I know exactly where you are coming from but just think of this: For me it's not just about the weight! It's about- 1) the way I feel when I am binging out of control. 2) My health - I feel physically sick when I binge. Plus it is totally bad for me not just because I am diabetic. When I make it about health and not about weight I seem to do better. Right now I am doing the best I can and I have decided not to weigh myself for a little while, because I am just not good at it. The numbers seem to always be my enemy lately. Even when I lose its not enough. Then I think of this; when I am eating healthy and being active in some way I FEEL GOOD, SOMETIMES GREAT! So why is it that I don't always want to feel this way? Don't know. Sunday I did manage to buy ice cream, brownies and hot fudge. Ate half of all of it and threw the rest in the garbage disposal. I count this as progress. It may not seem like it but it is. I threw away food and today is the second day I am eating healthy and exercising. NEVER GIVE UP, YOU ARE WORTH IT. 2404 days ago