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I forgot how frustrating this can be...

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. emoticon emoticon

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. emoticon

Well. It moved a bit. I dropped two stinking pounds last week but now I've gained those two back.

What gives?!?!?! emoticon

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. emoticon

Has anyone else had to overcome a similar hurdle early on in their diet?
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    Keep doing the work, the scale will cooperate eventually. Stay positive, track EVERYTHING and stay connected. We'll achieve together. For the record, I think this week will be a tough week for me (icky girl time starts tomorrow and I am feeling lousy from an outpatient surgery today). I am not going to let it get me down. Can't burn too many calories this week, but will be diligent about my calories. I will be happy with a no loss/no gain on the scale.
    1727 days ago
    This could be me. Yes - always, always a struggle. My body gets very comfortable gaining weight. It's a huge job getting it into the loss mode again. Just stick with it - especially the tracking - and it will start to go in your direction. To jump-start things, try to reduce the carb intake - down to almost nothing for a day or two - that seems to make a big difference for me.
    1736 days ago
  • KANOE10
    You are doing so well tracking again and trying to be healthy. It is frustrating when that scale does not move down. You might try eating a lower fat end on the calories or add more protein. I lost more when I ate low carb.
    Good luck,,Hang in there.
    1739 days ago
    Did you make sure to check the calorie range you need to be eating in? The difference in weight and potential difference in intensity of your workouts as you start out from what you were at when you stopped tracking might be enough that you'd be eating for a different condition than you're in.

    I don't think any of us like hearing the reasons why the scale might not be giving us the numbers we want. Who wants to hear that the initial loss was water via sweating and now their body is more hydrated? Or that they've rebuilt muscle they can't really see and lost some fat which is noticeable in small changes, when the scale's number hasn't budged?

    1739 days ago
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