I'm Going in Reverse

Sunday, January 08, 2012

If my goal was to gain weight, I'd be "Winning!" As it's not, I feel like a big, fat failure. I lost 81 pounds, turned 40 and then everything stopped working. Despite my continued workout and diet routine, the pounds began creeping back on. After months and months of continued effort and failure, I just kind of gave up and began just doing a workout here and there, being less strict on my eating and now here I am. Almost 50 pounds heavier. This past week and a half, I've REALLY been trying... I began with 30 minute daily cardio workouts and conscious efforts to keep the crap out of my mouth but despite that, I'VE GAINED 7 POUNDS. The one thing I should probably blame are the margaritas... Those have been such a yummy part of a few evenings, but really? Can they be entirely to blame? Otherwise, except for maybe three cookies, everything else has been calorie controlled, one serving size portions. Maybe I'll just stop eating for a week and see how much I gain then. (Not really, but UGH!) emoticon
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    Yes, my nutritional tracker is pretty empty because a little under a year ago when the weight kept creeping up, I just kind of gave up on tracking although I continued eating as I always had. I've had many women tell me that when they got to the 40 age range, their bodies changed and weight loss became more difficult. I was prepared for the loss to become more difficult but not for it to begin reversing. I'm going to continue my 30 minute daily cardio for the next few days and then increase it to 45 minutes daily for a while and then increase from there. I also know I have to begin doing strength training so I'm going to try to add it in when I bump up to the 45 minute daily cardio. I've also told myself that I'm going to have to get back into the habit of tracking my meals on here so I can see if I actually have been eating correctly. I'm also going to have to cut out the margaritas or switch to the skinny margaritas when I decide to imbibe.
    2239 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/8/2012 11:47:00 AM
    Hard to say, I don't see anything in your nutritional tracker, so it's hard to do any troubleshooting here. Losing weight is about diet, almost exclusively. I'd focus like a laser on that, develop a good tracking habit and work on ways to avoid junk.
    2239 days ago
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