Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I have been using a heart monitor since I started taking weight loss seriously. Or maybe I started taking it seriously once I started using a heart monitor. Either way, it ran out of batteries just before my hike the other day (and it was a butt-kicker too!). So I take it and get the battery replaced. Ever since then, I've only been burning a fraction of the calories I had been burning before. For example, My usual jog is 2.5 miles. Before I changed the batteries, I would have burned close to 400 calories, and even more if I went for a cool down walk or if I stayed on my feet for a while. Tonight, with the new batteries, I burned about 150, which seems odd. The amount eventually peaked at 229 calories total. Doesn't seem right. I mean, I've got dried salt on my face, for goodness sakes. I'm not sure what to think or if I should make any changes to my routine. It's a sad day when you can't trust your heart monitor.
I'm starting to get frustrated with my lack of weight loss. I know people say to just keep going and you'll get results, but seriously, I've been in this same place for months, and I've been doing super good. I feel stronger, and I've even thinned out a little. I've been told that people gain muscle weight, and this makes sense, but after some time you'd think that you'd start burning fat weight. I burned my first 8 pounds easily enough, then I seemed to get stuck, which I got past when I got sick back in the wintertime. I feel like I could be trying a lot less to be in the very same situation. Luckily I'm still motivated, but I want to stay that way. And that can't happen if I don't lose any pounds. My sparkiversary is in a few days and I'm not even half way there.
Please, weight loss gods, just one pound. C'MON! Seriously.