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It doesn't feel Fair!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Been working my BUTT off!

I joined the January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge and have been really rocking it! (or so I thought)
Every muscle I own is sore right now. Not real pain, but just sore in the "I forgot I HAD that muscle sort of way"
My weight? 181.8
No change.

My nutrition has been reasonable too. Keeping to my calorie range, no binges.

I am Not even back to the 179.8 I saw a few weeks ago but frozen at my post-holiday state.
I mean you would think I would at LEAST have dropped the two pounds that took less than a week to put on!

I don't exspect miracle, but NOTHING????????????????

Sorry guys. My positive attitude is hiding from me right now.

I am Very Discouraged.
Definition: disheartened
Synonyms: beat, beat-down, blue, caved-in, come-apart, crestfallen, dashed, daunted, depressed, deterred, dismayed, dispirited, down, down-in-mouth, downbeat, downcast, glum*, gone to pieces, in a funk, in blue funk, in the dumps, lost momentum, pessimistic, sad


I am currently wondering why I bother.

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    Yes, it's discouraging. I stayed at a plateau for YEARS until recently - despite exercise and good eating. But you WILL find the way to your goal. I recently discovered that my key is to drastically curb carbs. As to why we bother in times like these? Because of the most important reason of all - TO KEEP OUR BODY HEALTHY. Wishing you the best in 2013.
    1835 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    The value of fitness is not found in the scale. It is in a feeling of vitality and well-being. A scale cannot provide that. Only our habits of body and mind can do that, and I hope you believe they far outweigh (no pun intended) the false security provided by a scale. In all of human history, a scale never has been nor will it ever be anyone's road to peace and true self love. Sidestep the scale and h emoticon old out for the real thing. You deserve it.
    1835 days ago
  • APED7969
    And here's the other link I was thinking of but only just found. I seriously remember this lady's photos whenever I get down about not losing weight:
    1838 days ago
  • APED7969
    Don't feel discouraged! I've spent the last year bouncing aroudn the same weight while making tremendous fitness gains and seeing other changes without much difference on the scale. I'm still at that point, probably because I would get discouraged and frustrated and then sabatoge myself. Trust the plan and know that those sore muscles will look great with some work and will be burning even more fat! When I get disappointed I remember before an after pictures like this blog has. Not much change in weight but huge differences in appearance:

    1838 days ago
    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Don't just use the scale! It's evil! Back in my in-shape days, I went down three dress sizes without ever losing weight. It was weird. And awesome.

    Being that sore and creating good habits is a HUGE win.

    If you can (I can't), step away from the scale for a while and get focused on creating healthy habits.

    Actually, that sounds like a good idea for me too. I'm gonna commit right here and now to not weighing in except on Fridays for the rest of this month. That lil' bastard-on-the-bathroom-floor will NOT control me.
    1838 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Try to hang in there. It is true that weight goes on much faster and easier than it comes off!! But you need to concentrate on the fact that you are getting healthier. All that exercise is doing you good. It will eventually show in the scale. Don't give up in the meantime. And remember - you bother because you are worth the effort. emoticon
    1838 days ago
    you bother like the rest of us - you know it is what is healthy for you and you are sick of carrying around the extra pounds.
    i know exactly how you feel - if you read some of my blogs you will see a lot of the parallel remarks - and so hundreds of us - we have to vent and that's ok.
    just keep on going - if what you are doing does not yield positive results at the end of every month - re-evaluate.
    for me i was doing a lot of cardio and too little weights - cause i hate it. but i slipped a few things in there with an exertube - easy to do, portable and you can do moves at every commercial if you want to. i can do it talking on the phone sometimes.
    when i am in the kitchen i use the full soup or tomato cans. anything to get it in and over with without too much 'thinking and dreading'.
    keep us all informed - you will succeed - don't give up or give in to negativity or defeat. you will be sorry for sure and all the pain you have invested will be for nothing. BB
    1839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 11:06:46 AM
  • LEB0401
    Aw, don't let the scale play its evil mind tricks!!!!

    Your muscles are telling you that you ARE progressing. The scale will catch up soon enough. Weirdly, I usually see weight loss after a rest day. Maybe you'll see a dip later on in the week.

    Don't give up my friend! The reason you bother is because you're worth a healthy lifestyle :)
    1839 days ago
  • STODD251
    Don't let it get you down! You're probably building muscle. I started working out last spring and I didn't really change my eating habits until September when I realized that even with extra working out, I had gained 10 pounds! That was a shock and also when I decided to up the ante on the nutrition side of the equation. I had been eating relatively okay, but I could do better, so I kept at it and the weight came off. Plus I just looked and felt better after exercising. Now I've upped the exercise and I'm not sure what is happening with the scale. I didn't actually step on it this morning. Honestly I'm a little scared to see what it has to say.. I have been good and I feel pretty good about the way I look, but I have a feeling it's going to spit back a number that I don't want to see. I'm going to just press on and do what I know is healthy for my body, and I'd encourage you to do the same. emoticon emoticon
    1839 days ago
    That is really discouraging... I'm so sorry that you're not seeing results.

    Please try to dig deep down and find any ounce of patience. I know it is so hard, and you're doing so great to have realistic expectations. But sometimes it is just so hard to get the scale to budge and you have to push through the hard days.

    Keep me updated! I know you can do it! Just keep doing what you know is right and I promise you WILL see results! emoticon
    1839 days ago

    use measurements as well as the scale. if your turning the fat to muscle it weighs more. thats why you take your waiste,hip ,leg arm measurements.
    1839 days ago
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