Saturday, December 01, 2012
I admit it. I am one of those people who lets the scale dictate my mood, and today, I was NOT in a good mood. One week ago, I was down another 5 pounds to a net loss of 85 pounds. This was very exciting for me. I had done well through Thanksgiving and I was freezing cookies for Christmas so as not to overeat during the month of December.
Then today, I was up those same 5 pounds. This is incredibly frustriating for me. I subscribe to Spark Coach, so today I changed programs to the Plateau Busting program. I am pretty sure I know why my weight loss is stuck. (I haven't lost a net anything in the last 4 weeks.) My calories keep inching up and I am finding it hard to stick to 1200/day. I am much closer to 1500/day and once last week after a trip to Costco, I actually ate 2000 calories.
So it really shouldn't be a surprise that I'm not losing. I need to be much more accurate about how many calories I am really eating and try harder to make those good quality calories. That is hard for me, as I don't eat fruit of any kind and very few vegetables. But I've been on this healthy life style kick for almost a year now. I've lost a little more than 80 pounds, but I still have 50 to go, so I can't give up now. I really WANT to lose the rest of this weight and improve my health.
Sometimes it just seems so hard.....