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Monday, March 08, 2010

My frustration and puzzlement are mounting. I KNOW I was "good" all week, and I was below 190 lbs. for 4 days running. But today I got on the scale to find a 1.2 lb gain for the week. Surprise! And disappointment.

I thought I'd have a 1 pound loss to report. Magical thinking I guess. I fixed a Crockpot recipe of potatoes, onions, and beef roast (a very lean eye of round). I ate the onions and beef, the potatoes were for Ken. Did the potatoes "cross-contaminate" the onions and beef? That is the only thing I can think of that might possibly have gone wrong yesterday to make me show a gain.

I've low-carbed before, happily, tastily, and successfully. I haven't changed what I used to do to achieve success. I EXPECTED that it would be slower this time , but honestly, slower still means that I would be losing at least SOME weight!

Maybe, I am not being strict enough? Maybe I am dieting at the level I reached at the END of my last weight-loss phase (Stabilization/maintenance)? I really hate feeling like I am wasting my TIME and ENERGY! Maybe I am simply eating way too much. It doesn't feel like it! It is hard to tell using the nutrition tracker on this site. My calorie intake is okay, but my carbs are ridiculously high, according to the site. I think that is because there apparently is no fiber deduction. And generally, my protein level is fine, and my fat is 50% or better. So I look good on paper except for the carbs.

So next week, I shall try to do induction and be very strict with my carbs and see if that has an effect. I wouldn't put it off except that I'm going snow-skiing. Hope the outfit still fits!
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  • CURLY916
    There is a way to track fiber on the Nutrition Tracker - You can track a lot of different nutritional info. I set mine so that I am also getting info re: fiber, then I subtract the grams of fiber from my carbs. - Makes a huge difference!
    2909 days ago
    I know how frustrating it is when you think you are doing good on your eating plan, only to gain weight. But it happens to all of us at one time or another. I have had some of the oppisite occurances too in the last few months, where I will give in to temptation and eat things that are not good, and eat too much, only to go down a pound next time I weighed in. That is nice, but it doesn't often happen that way, does it? I know I have just gotten off a 1 month long plateau where I cut my calorie intake to try to lose, but stayed the same for almost 5 weeks. Now, I finally am slowly losing again. I just try to think, "ok, today is the new beginning, do my best today and hope for the best on the scales next week". Don't give up, because you are worth it and you will succeed if you just keep trying. Sometimes a "jig" in the calories helps, that is what got me going again. I upped the level one day then dropped lower the next, trying to fool my metabalism. emoticon
    2910 days ago
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