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Scale hate.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The scale almost learned to fly this morning. Out the window, that is.
After two weeks of eating in my range every single day, and working out 6 days a week, I have lost a grand total of:
.6 pounds.
This morning I weighed in giddy with anticipation only to see the scale had moved from 160.6 to 161.6. Fantastic.
And so, knowing this to be an impossibility, I tried again.
My scale is clearly on a suicide mission. I guess I can't really blame it considering it has to hold me up every week, and I'm obviously not getting any skinnier.
All jokes aside (big fake smile plastered on my face), I have NO IDEA what is going on.
Last year I dropped 40 lbs. working out maybe 4 days a week and counting about 6 days.
My only thought is that perhaps my thyroid hormones are still all wonky from the cancer situation. I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday to see the results of my most recent blood work, so I guess I'll see then. I was so pumped to go in and show my doctor that I had managed to drop weight and that I must be getting better.
If my hormone levels are fine, then I guess I'll have to start making some changes with my diet/exercise. Right now I eat between 1200-1550 calories a day (usually around 1300), and last week I burned 2908 calories. According to my calorie differential I should have lost 1.9 pounds. I'm pretty sure I haven't lost any inches because it's only been two weeks.
Any advice is appreciated.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CITYZOZO 1/25/2012 6:29AM

    change it up a bit, different food or different exercise to shock your body to dump..

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SAPHRAEL 1/24/2012 11:59AM

    That's so frustrating when you are working so hard!


It very well could be a hormone issue, since you are recovering. The only other thing I could think of is that your calorie intake might need a boost. Do you think you might need to eat more to give your body a little more fuel? It's counter-intuitive, but eating less could also screw up your metabolism and cause you to stall.

Good luck with the doctor visit. Hopefully, there will be some answers for you.


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MI-ELLKAYBEE 1/15/2012 3:06PM

    Because you are working out so diligently, you are probably gaining wonderful MUSCLE! And muscle weighs more than fat. So, believe it or not, you are on track. Check your measurements - that is a better barometer of your accomplishments. And may God bless your success on this journey we all share.

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