Monday, September 20, 2010
Well I am in a funk today. I'm committed to losing 10# a month and that's not working so well for me - it's NOT HAPPENING!
Last month I lost 5.5, last WEEK I lost 6 and this week I gained back 4. This is starting to get on my nerves.
Things are tough for us financially. I've been working really hard to keep my grocery budget at $50 a week or less for my family. My daughter is away at college so it's just me my husband and teen aged son at home. It's been hard, but I've been cooking beans every week which has helped to stretch the budget. It has also helped me to get in my required fiber with good protein and low fat each day.
My sparkpeople calorie range is 1950-2300. I have stayed consistently at 1600-1900 calories daily. I'm wondering if the beans are contributing extra sodium thus accounting for the gain. My sodium has been well over the 2300 recommended grams.
I haven't been exercising formally and I know that's a problem, but I've been getting in a lot more activity than usual. I need to start hitting losses. Everything else is so out of control and I am so stressed that I need the weight loss. That is the one thing I do have control over - what goes in my mouth and how much I move my body. I just seem to be losing my motivation because I am discouraged by the lose two gain one game.
IF you look at my weekly weight chart, it doesn't appear that I am even trying. That couldn't be further from the truth. I think about my diet constantly. I make sure to get in my water every day, don't drink any drinks with calories and hardly ever reach the top of my calorie range much less go over.