Monday, January 30, 2012
After nearly 2 weeks with ZERO movement from the scale (other than a few pounds in the OPPOSITE direction with my period which did come back off), I wasn't sure what to think!
After a particularly hard work out with my trainer on Thursday and coming down with a bad cold on Friday, I took Friday off from the gym. Hit the gym on Saturday, and then took Sunday off again as usual. Upped my calories by about 100 (I kept finishing the day under my goal).
And stepped back on the scale today, and 2 more pounds are mysteriously gone! Where do they go? I don't care, as long as they are off me!
13.4# since Jan 3. I CAN DO THIS!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Driving me nuts! My scale hasn't shown a loss in 1.5 weeks. I'm working out 5-6 days a week, harder than I have EVER worked in my life. Until recently, "cardio" and "Strength training" were foreign concepts to me. Now they are becoming part of my routine.
My muscles ache from Thursday's training session with my trainer. I'm averaging 2.3 miles per day on the elliptical. I'm eating just below or at my calorie range for the day. Why is the scale not moving?
I'm feeling some slight changes. Clothes fitting differently. Facial contours look a little leaner. I feel stronger. But I want to see a change on the scale. It's disheartening.
Only thing to do is keep working... I know this. Just wish I was seeing the reward in the form of a number.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
CRAPTASTIC! That sums up my day. With the exception of a good work out this morning (2.29 miles on the elliptical in 30 minutes), I've had a pretty bad day.
My dog peed on our bed in the middle of the night. She's been having accidents lately which is UNUSUAL. And drinking a ton of water. Asking to go outside constantly. This has been going on for about a week. I took her to the vet today, and after some EXPENSIVE lab work, learned she has diabetes! My 10 pound little Shih Tzu is now on insulin twice a day. :( I'm so sad about this I feel like crying.
Came home from the vet, rushing to get the 1001 things on my to-do list done, and I open my computer to a black screen and my computer telling me that my hard drive does not exist. WHAT? I NEED my computer! My computer is my link to my job, and the only way I'm able to work part of my time from home!!!
Between the unexpected expense of the vet & computer parts, stress of Miss Cleopatra being sick, and just general suckiness of the day, I am WAY low on my calories today. I suppose that's better than being way high.... altho I'm no starting to relax and starting to feel hungry.... but it's almost bedtime. :(
Here's hoping for a better day tomorrow!
Friday, January 20, 2012
I live in South Eastern Washington. And we are on day 3 of a bad storm. We have gotten about 7 inches of snow, and yesterday freezing rain and sleet fell for hours on end. A Zamboni is a more reasonable vehicle right now than my mini-van.
I had an appointment set with my trainer yesterday, but received a text that it was canceled and the gym was closing early. This wasn't unexpected as I've been off work due to the snow for a few days, all the local school districts are closed, and even the local courthouse closed down. But I felt "wrong" not having my weekday workout. Like I was playing hooky or something. I don't have a home gym, and it's not safe to walk outside much (not to mention it's crazy-cold out there!) So I felt like a bum.
Then I weigh myself this morning, and I see an extra pound on the scale. Again... not a surprise. I'm about to start my monthly, and always gain a few pounds around that time. But still... combined with forced immobility it feels like backsliding.
I was able to slip and slide my way to the gym this morning. The city crews did the best they could with the roads last night, so I braved the 4 blocks. It felt GREAT to get my heart rate up again. I even SLIGHTLY improved my distance on the elliptical to 2.23 miles.
Now home, snuggled in a warm house looking at snow and ice everywhere outside, I feel a bit better knowing I ramped up my body with a good workout.
*sigh* Now if that extra pound would get lost.... and take a few of it's friends with it!
At least I got a *little* exercise last night playing in the snow with my daughter... and pulling her around the neighborhood in a sled. :)
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