Saturday, March 08, 2014
Okay.... so I've been at this for three weeks now - going strong, eating between 1500-2000 calories per day and exercising 4-5 times per week. I haven't done this well in quite awhile. Week 3 is usually the week I fall off the wagon, so this just adds to the self-deprecating voice in my head.
I lost 5 pounds the first week, 2 pounds my second week --- and I thought I was on a great roll. With what I am doing and in a healthy manner, I normally plan to lose 1-2 pounds a week. This week though.... I gained 3 pounds! AH!
I almost always backtrack after week 3 and maybe this is why. Is the third week always so unsuccessful. What did I do wrong???? I've been trying so hard and gaining 3 pounds just totally blew me out of the water.
The first thing that entered my mind: Well.... If I'm going to gain weight anyways, why not just eat junk and not exercise. (I know the negative self talk is something I need to change, but come on!)
*Sigh* Did I do something wrong? I had way more sodium than I should have had on Friday and I know that when you have a lot of sodium, you retain water.... could this have been why? Can you really gain 3 pounds from that? Can anyone shed any light on this --- has this happened to you? Can you see what I'm doing wrong (based on my food/exercise charts)?
Any help would be wonderful because I don't want to give up, but this was seriously a punch in the stomach. :(
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Well....this week had its good moments and bad moments when it came to eating and exercising. I started out great in the beginning of the week because I gained the week before due to bad choices.
At the end of the week..... I started making bad choices again, and I knowingly did nothing to change those bad choices. This is a vicious cycle I get myself into.
I weighed in yesterday and lost 1.8 lbs. I completely feel like I don't deserve a weight loss this week, but am happy to accept it. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does, I feel as though God is giving me another chance and is telling me not to beat myself up because he is truly the one in charge of the outcomes..... I just have to put in the effort.
On to another week....and I will make good choices!
Thursday, January 03, 2013
I've noticed that when my eating falls of track, so does everything else.
When I am eating well, the house stays cleaner and responsibilities get taken care of. I feel better emotionally and I take care of things.
When I'm not eating well - the house gets a bit messy, things slide.... I don't trust myself and I don't feel very well.
Interesting to see the connection it has to everything else in my life.
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