Sunday, December 09, 2012
I have been being a good girl this month. I have been on the lower end of my calorie range every day, and I have done 35-60 minutes of cardio every single day. My goal is to lose another 10 pounds this month, but here it is, Dec. 9th, and I'm only down 1.4 pounds (and even that is iffy because that was the weight one time I stepped on the scale, but the first time I stepped on it this morning showed me up from my Dec. 1st weight!). I think I need a new scale, but, in addition to that, I just can't seem to lose any weight right now.
I had a good month in November and lost 13.4 pounds, so maybe 10 pounds this month was unrealistic, and, honestly, not gaining weight this month will be a first. However, I want to stay on track with my weight loss goal, and not losing 10 pounds this month will throw things off. Plus, I must admit, there is a little voice that is telling me, "Why stick to your plan when you aren't losing/are gaining weight anyway???" The combination of that and already missing all my Holiday baking traditions is stressing me out.
Thankfully, a slightly louder voice is telling me to stick with things and I'll eventually go down... that I'm retaining water and my scale is messed up, but I'm still on track as far as losing fat. The thing is, I've felt thinner the past week or two, so it has been really disappointing that the scale hasn't reflected that.
I think I'm going to try to not weigh myself until Saturday and hope that the scale shows some sort of loss then. I'm also going to work on mentally readjusting my December goal. Because I was over my Nov. goal by 3.4 pounds, although I'm still going to strive for a 10 pound loss this month, I will (try to) be happy if I can manage a 6.6 pound loss, which would give me a 10 lb./month average loss over November and December.
I also might bite the bullet and order a new scale... there is one online for a decent price that measures not only your weight, but also your body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and body water.