Thursday, January 19, 2012
So I took a few months off. Not from exercise and diet- from tracking and holding myself accountable.
It went well in the beginning. The weather was still reasonable and I was walking at lunch and kayaking on the weekends. Six hour kayak trips burn a lot of calories.
Then it got cold.
I stopped walking and kayaking.
I gained. Not EVERYTHING I had lost but enough to be disappointing.
So I did what any reasonable person would do. Two weeks ago I went back to the basics. Tracking every morsel. Exercising daily. Drinking my water.
But the scale isn't moving.
Well. It moved a bit. I dropped two stinking pounds last week but now I've gained those two back.
Oh, I know about the whole "if you're weight training you might not see a loss right away" theory. I just don't want to hear it.
I'm trying to find positives in the little things:
Meeting my food/exercise/water goals.
Actually being able to button my pants again.
But it's hard.
Has anyone else had to overcome a similar hurdle early on in their diet?