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Frustrated Friday

Friday, January 11, 2013

I've been so good all week . . . why is the scale not being good to me?!?!?!?!?

I haven't gained anything, but I've not even lost 0.1 of a pound this week. It's so frustrating. I've done 2 Turbo fire workouts everyday - whatever the schedule says to do. I've kept my calories within the recommended ranges. I've even entered EVERYTHING I ate into Sparkpeople - I'm usually horrible at that part. Still - no success on the scale for my efforts. It's making it hard to hit play on my Turbo 45 EZ and Stretch 10 workouts this morning. I know I will feel better once I workout, so I will log off here and just do it. Maybe I need to switch to a different workout?? I don't think I can eat less. I don't know. . . .

Hope everyone else is having a fun Friday. I'll work through my frustrated Friday.
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PARASELENIC 1/11/2013 12:18PM

    The body is a complicated system, and looking at only one or two variables doesn't always yield the correct result.

This could be a muscle gain over fat burn, which means that although you show little loss, you could be making some very distinct changes to your body.

This could be a horomonal/ stress/ illness/ injury swelling/ retaining water thing-- which will NOT reflect long term, but will mess with you day by day week by week.

This could be a "blocked" thing, in that your intestines are holding onto your food a bit longer to get all the nutrients out of it, especially if you have changed your diet or restricted your intake a bit more.

The thing that I do: report the number week to week, but don't COMPARE numbers week to week, do that month to month. You can be perfect all week in exercise, calories in/ vs calories burned, but your system may be dealing with something unrelated and not reflect your work.

I'm not saying not to feel frustrated/angry/disappointed, though-- I get it. I would feel the same way, but I would temper it with a dose of patience to see what one month holds. Keep doing what you're doing. You're on the right track, and so is your body.

For me, it took me years to get fat-- I didn't just gain this flab in one week. To expect my body to lose it differently than how I gained is unrealistic.

Keep it up, you're doing great. In a month, if nothing is still being reported, then think about switching it up. What's one month to a lifetime of health?

Comment edited on: 1/11/2013 12:19:00 PM

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OJ_2_OK 1/11/2013 11:22AM

    You're doing a great job. Sometimes the scale doesn't reflect our progress. Don't invest so much emotional energy into the scale. My worst scale week said that I gained 2lbs, however I fit into a pair a jeans I couldn't the week before and then the week after that the scale somehow leveled out and said I lost 4lbs when I didn't feel like i was doing that much extra work.

The scale is a good progress indicator but we should not invest so much into it. Focus on how you feel, how your clothes fit. I mean all the stuff you listed is something to be extremely proud of! The scale will even out soon.

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ZOEANAEL 1/11/2013 11:20AM

    Glad to know you're feeling better already. Remember that every healthy decision you make is good for you. Focus on how proud you are for doing all that work! Congratulations on the tracking!!!

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/11/2013 9:19AM

    Hang in there! emoticon I am looking forward to the BLC21 challenge, it is my first one. Never give up because all of a sudden you will see a big drop. Maybe your body is just adjusting to your weight loss and workouts.

Have a healthy and happy weekend! emoticon

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DETERMINEDDE 1/11/2013 7:19AM

    Well, I did Turbo 45 EZ and Stretch 10 and do feel better. Still wish the scale would move, but feeling better Friday now. . .

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