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Gained 'em, lost 'em. They're staying off!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

So I think I gained a few pounds last week, but that's okay, b/c I
took them back off :-)

I am holding steady at the -3 I posted last week. Finally! I had a
few days there that were rough, but I charged thru it with help from my wonderful friends (that'd be you ladies) and got the scale back to where it should be.

Next week I hope to leave this number range behind and move *down* to the next!


Guessing at calories

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Well, I went ahead and entered as close as I could find on the Spark food finder the stuff I ate on Sunday. It took me over my range for sure, but not 5# worth. *shrug*

In any case, it now says 3# "gain", so I'm going to assume salt/water retention, and just keep on hangin' on.

I've discovered that I really like almonds as a snack! I measure out my 1/4 cup and nibble at them. They are quite filling, and from what I understand, also good for me! :-)


My scale is still betraying me!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It still says up 5# this morning. I simply do not understand at all how this can be! Really, what in the world is going on?

The *only* thing I can think is that I am retaining water and it takes me a few days to get rid of it. I did notice my feet seeming swollen last night.

Yes yes, I should put the scale away. But tomorrow "should" be my weigh-in day. I'm not putting a gain on there when I didn't do anything wrong! (Well, not long-term wrong, anyway. A day when I was off, but not the whole week!) Plus, at some point, maybe Sunday night, I remember weighing and I was within a pound of my 12# loss.

Darn it.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUNTINA 2/14/2007 11:48AM

    Is your scale betraying you, or are you doing a good job of it yourself?

Journal every single calorie each day, no matter if you have stayed on track or not...especially on the days you have not.

It is the act of actually entering all the food and seeing the bottom line that is the deterant to NOT keep doing it. Never miss a day of journaling all food intake...and be honest, exact in the entries...
When I eat out, when I can't measure, I enter more than what I think it was.

Even when cals are down, if they are all carbs, you will not lose...must stay lower carbs too.

Stay off the scale...
Do the things that support your goals.
Do as much right as you can as offen as you can!

Dream fo where you want to be, hold that vision, work hard toward that vision, and it will realize!

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Stressful day, want to eat

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I really want to stuff my face this evening. I mean, a lot.

It was a heck of an afternoon, kid tantrum and all that fun stuff. And there are cookies (not that good but still, there they are) sitting on the kitchen counter.

I did not count calories Sunday.

I did yesterday, but I also went over by some.

I am okay today to this point, but my scale told me I gained 5 pounds. I'm going to assume it's from water retention or some such thing, because even though I did not watch what I ate Sunday and went over yesterday, there is no way I ate enough to equal a five pound gain. No way.

I haven't been able to exercise since my 2 mile walk Friday, and that is getting me down some. I know I'm going to have to kick my butt to get back into it. Once I stop for any length of time over a day or two, it's that much more difficult to start again.

I am discouraged right now because of the difficult time with my son and the "gain" my scale says I've had. I should've known better than to weigh myself, because I "felt" heavier. I ate a lot of sodium yesterday -- and Sunday, now that I think about it. I'm sure that's taking a toll on me. I just find myself at this moment wanting to throw in the towel, and I hate that feeling. I think had it been either the "gain" OR the tantrum, I could have handled it better. But having it be both, well, bleah.

My husband has been being a grump, and that is just one more thing that makes the stress hard to handle right now. I know that I can come out of this -- somewhere underneath the discouragement and irritation is a spark of the determination that has carried me this far. I just need to find a way to make that spark catch fire again.



Monday, February 12, 2007

We celebrated our oldest son's birthday yesterday at a pizza place. I admit I went off counting calories etc for the day. I didn't go totally CRAZY but I was not paying attention to eating right. I paid for it later by not feeling good. It's funny how quickly our bodies become accustomed to eating better/eating less!

Back to it today, however!


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