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Not giving up


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Okay, so I had lost 5 lbs finally about two weeks ago and then yesterday I weigh myself at the gym and the 5 lbs is back!! It was so heart breaking, but I'm promising myself that I'm not going to give up no matter what. I just can't figure out what I'm doing so wrong though... I know that the last two weekends I have gone out and had a few drinks and probably ate a little too much, but I hit the gym hard and I eat pretty good... I hate being so consumed in what I look like, food intake and exercise. I just wish that it didn't have to always be like this. It really feels like I can't have a cheat meal or a couple drinks without all my hard work flying out the window. Just venting some of my frustrations because I know a lot of you understand what its like. I know I can't give up though because I know this feeling will get even worse if I do. If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it. Thanks! ~Lyndsay
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ALLELUIA525 6/2/2009 2:14PM

    A couple things came to mind when I read your blog...

1. Don't weigh in on Mondays. You don't want to weigh in after your "cheat" days.

2. Keep your calories on the low end of your range at least 2 days before your "cheat" day.

3. Keep your "cheating" within reason. I try to stay on the high end of my calorie range...and definitely try not to go over by more than 100 calories.

4. Finally, it may be time to change your mindset. The idea of cheating brings guilt. There is no cheating when you realize that this is a lifestyle journey and not a diet. If you are going to do this for the rest of your life, then you need to figure out how to give yourself permission to eat/drink the things you enjoy within reason. Everything in moderation!

Best wishes on this lifestyle journey!

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