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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I'm frustrated and discouraged. I went away for 4 days 2 weeks ago. I ate good healthy food in moderation and even did some cardio at the hotel gym while ther. The result a 6 pound gain. At first I thought water.gain. But here I am 2 weeks later and still 3.3 pounds more than when I left.
So the result is I get frustrated and then stop logging my food. Eat too much and don't drink enough water. Same old cycle.
I am attempting to break it by posting it here for everyone to see. My hubby says its muscle gain but I'm not buying it.
Any suggestions from someone out there how to break the cycle or what to do
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Thank you all for The encouragement. I appreciate it more than I can say
1257 days ago
I'm sorry that you are so frustrated. If you were eating out the whole time, the food was most likely loaded with fat and sodium. Did you work out while you were gone? If not, that could also come into play. If you gained 6 and are already down 3, you've done a great job of getting right back with your program. You probably don't want to hear this but if you stick with your eating plan, the rest will come off. Please don't give up on yourself. Remember that this is a lifelong eating plan not a diet!
1258 days ago
What do your monthly measurements say? Hopefully you're tracking those as well!
The scale is awesome and reflecting our relationship with gravity, and does nothing to show us all the non-scale victories we're achieving!
The last two times I've traveled the same thing has happened. (Long story short - my family lives in a nearby state). The first time we went out to eat before we headed back. Entered the food into the tracker. Did not go over daily calories. "Gained."
Same thing the next month and I even brought all my own snacks and know I drank the correct amount of water. "Gained."
Unless I actually "ate" all those calories, which I know I did not, then it wasn't anything more than water weight gain and I attributed it to my schedule being disrupted.
I kept at tracking all my nutrition, drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day and moving my body and eventually it was reflected on the scale.
I wish you much success as you continue on your journey to becoming the healthiest you can be!
1258 days ago
Don't give up. My scale isn't budging. I just keep having faith and trying to adjust my food more each week. Food is the hardest for me. I agree with INSPIRATIONAL3 that we do not know what exactly what restaurants use and there are alot of extra fillers. Also, you seem to be stressing about it and that does not help you body. Let it go, it is a new day and just move forward. We all have set backs, you just have to stay with the program. Good Luck and don't give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1259 days ago
Keep with your program. Continue to log all the food you eat and keep exercising. it is hard to believe you could gain 6 pounds in a weekend, it would have to be water weight. Measure yourself and keep track of your body this way. Do not get discouraged because of that scale. If you read the blogs and articles enough you will not put so much faith in your scale. Good luck, you can do this.
1259 days ago
Unfortunately, we do not know what the restaurants when we eat out put into our food. They sometimes put fillers in, starch substitutes, too much salt, butter, oils, etc. etc. so eating out even when healthy in moderation can be tricky and dissapointment.
Also, we sometimes think we are eating in moderation but I have found after a week of measuring all my food and tracking eyeballing a portion doesn't quite make it.
Metabolically you might not be burning as you should wld not be a bad idea to check thyroid and sugar you might be pre diabetic and not know it, also you may retain water and salt may increase that retention. You also might want to do a controlled study on yourself and analyze how many calories you need (not anyone else) to be healthy have energy and still lose weight. I myself am cursed with the 750 number otherwise I see no loss not a happy place to be but this is what I inherited.
Good Luck if you cld give this as much attention as we do buying a new dress for a special occasion or buying a car with consistency you might come to a better place that is uniquely for you.
1259 days ago
Comment edited on: 4/17/2013 7:57:18 AM
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