Sunday, May 24, 2009
I was really working hard this week to make some progress with weight loss. It was one of those weeks that I did everything "right" by staying within my calorie range of 1200-1550 plus coming close to getting the correct balance of carbs, proteins and fat, and exercising like crazy (my tracker says I burned 5500+ calories this week). I did at least 10,000 steps 6 out of the 7 days, plus I did 3 low-impact aerobic workouts of 55 minutes each. I drank at least 10 - 14 glasses of water a day.
All I wanted to do was lose 2 pounds.
For all of my efforts, I was rewarded with a 3-pound gain. The word "frustrated" doesn't begin to cover my attitude and outlook today! I can't even think of a word that expresses how I feel right now.
I really am beginning to believe that I will never get any smaller. I must learn to accept myself as I am right now. I don't want to be this size, but it looks like this is where I am meant to stay.
So, what have I achieved this week?
I made it through those 3 aerobic workouts -- knees and hips aching 24 hours a day though.
I made my goal of 10,000 steps 6/7 days
I stayed within my calorie range
What are my goals for next week?
Do 3 aerobic workouts
10,000steps per day
Stay within calorie range
New this week: NO GOAL OF TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. Why put down a goal that I have no chance of achieving? Better to concentrate on the things that I can realistically achieve.